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Manuscript Book of Samurai Armour

Superbly hand-drawn and coloured

Manuscript Book of Samurai Armour Superbly hand-drawn and coloured
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Manuscript Book of Samurai Armour Superbly hand-drawn and coloured

[Japan] Quality manuscript containing wonderfully detailed designs of samurai armour and accessories. Each design titled and drawn on fine Japanese paper that has been affixed to the pages of the decorative, silk-covered book. Body armour, yoroi, face guards, helmets, arm protectors and undergarments can be seen. Artist unknown. The title on the cover reads 'Katchu Shozoku...' but the final two characters are difficult to decipher.

 

No date (c1850 or earlier).

 

15 leaves. 27.1 x 24.1cm.

 

In good condition. Some age wear, minor darkening and minor creasing. A few pages with minor worming. Covers a bit worn at edges. m34111278

 

Manuscript Book of Samurai Armour

Price: ¥220,000




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