Age: Momoyama – early Edo period. 16th century. 江戸時代 zenki 前期
Japan: Iron, lacquer, silk, wood, gold
Provenance: Private collection in Japan. Richard Béliveau (b.1953-)
– Pointe-à-Callière, Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History, Montreal, Samurai: The Prestigious Collection of Richard Béliveau 17 May 2012 — 31 March 2013
– Sotheby’s London. The Samurai: Japanese Arms and Armour. 10th May 2022
– Mononofu Katchu. Mayfair London. 14th-15th May 2022
An iron black lacquered 62 plate Koboshi Kabuto (decorative rivets) possibly made by the Hartua school. Classic mabizashi (visor) with decorative mayu (eyebrows). Five lame iron shikoro (neck guard) made in the hineno style laced in dark blue silk in the sugake-odoshi style. Asa ukebari (hemp liner) with soft hemp rope shinobi-no-o (helmet cord). Original wooden gilded wakidate (horns).
Menpo (face mask) made of black lacquered iron with shiwa (wrinkles) attached to a four lame tare (throat guard) laced in dark blue silk in the sugake–odoshi style.
Supplied with a wooden kabuto-tate (helmet display stand).
The original Samourais book for the exhibition is also included.
Richard Béliveau, Samurai. Exquisite Warriors, (Montreal, 2012)
Pointe-à-Callière, Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History, Montreal, Samurai: The Prestigious Collection of Richard Béliveau, 17 May 2012 — 31 March 2013.