Thursday, October 11, 2012

Arts of the Samurai

Taking place at Bonhams New York on the 16th October is an auction of samurai related artefacts. The suits of armour are fascinating and represent a truly incredible level of workmanship and artistry. As well as the suits there are a large selection of sword mountings (tsuba, menuki, etc) and blades. The full catalogue can be viewed at Bonhams. Above is shown a sakura gawa do maru yoroi armour made of iron plates together with its chest and incredible headdress.

A warabe gusoku suit of armour for a child 
A russet-iron uchidashi armor 
 A black-lacquer armour
A Myochin iron eccentrically shaped helmet


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