A rare and impressive complete samurai armor including the helmet, kabuto, with open kiku shaped tehen no kanamono and four-part lacquered iron plates shikoro with sugake odoshi. The very impressive maedate front piece in the form of a ferocious mask with Kuwagata horns. The face-mask hanbo made of iron with three lame yodare-kake (throat guards). The chest protector is a do-maru, which can be opened on the side. The shoulder pads, sode, are crafted of six lacquer panels with sugake odoshi strings– the top piece is gilded. Mounted to the do are the kusazuri, in six parts, each made of 5 panels hung on long fabric bands. The kote arm and hand guards as well as the haidate thigh guards are made of colorful brocade with protective iron onsets. With an old wood storage box with large mon crests and a modern presentation stand.
HEIGHT approx. 155 cm
Condition: This set of armor is entirely complete. With signs of wear and use appropriate for its age, especially tears to fabric and cracks as well some material loss to lacquer or metalwork.
Provenance: From a Hungarian private collection.