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Maru-do armor of iyozane scales with goishi-shaped heads

Unknown17th century, Edo period

Tachibana Museum

Tachibana Museum
Fukuoka-ken, Japan

This suit of armor was owned by Tachibana Tadashige, the second lord of the Yanagawa domain. There is also a possibility that the helmet was owned by the first lord.
This is delicately made piece composing black lacquered scales laced with black cords. The solid black form with no ornamental fittings has simple appearance but gives a modern impression.

Details

  • Title: Maru-do armor of iyozane scales with goishi-shaped heads
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 17th century, Edo period
  • Physical Dimensions: OAH: 7.7cm (with lid); H: 7.3cm; Dia:3.7cm (mouth), 9.2cm (body), 4.8cm (base); Wt: 200g
  • Type: Arms & Armour

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