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Full Body Armor, Japan, Edo Period

$66,522.8640% Off


Full body armor - Japan, Edo period is a unique decorative object manufactured in Japan during the Edo period (1603-1868), in the 18th century. Dimension: 150 cm (height) The samurai is one of the symbol of the Land of the Rising Sun. Each samurai commissioned a specialized craftsmen to create an armor which perfectly suited not only to their body but also to their aesthetic sense. It was to be light enough to allow the movement in battle, but also proofed enough to protect the soldier from the enemy attacks. In this example, the kabuto helmet is embellished on the front by a wooden maedate in the shape of a demon. The agemina dragon of silver visible on the armor, powerful in the sinuous unwinding of its scaled coils. Provenance: the armor was purchased in 2000 at Fred Weissberg's Nihonto, one of the most respected connoisseurs of Japanese art related to the world of samurai. This artwork is shipped from Italy. Under existing legislation, any artwork in Italy created over 70 years ago by an artist who has died requires a licence for export regardless of the work’s market price. The shipping may require additional handling days to require the licence according to the final destination of the artwork.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 20.08 in. (51 cm)Width: 16.15 in. (41 cm)Depth: 15.36 in. (39 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    18th Century
  • Condition
    Insurance may be requested by customers as additional service, contact us for more informations.
  • Seller Location
    Roma, IT
  • Reference Number
    Seller: M-1063971stDibs: LU2698319350021

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    $1,477.63 White Glove Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 2-6 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Rome, Italy
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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