A Japanese Signed Suji Kabuto (Helmet), with Sixty-Two Russet Iron Plates, by Nobuyoshi, Edo Period, 17th century

helmet copy
2406 2

Item ref: 2406

  • Japan
  • Iron, lacquer, gold, copper alloy and leather
  • 16 cm / 6 in x 27 cm / 10.5 in


Private collection, USA

The skull of this striking helmet was painstakingly constructed by joining sixty-two russet iron plates with interior rivets; this design creates its highly decorative pattern of ridges.