This scroll shows a samurai helmet ((kabuto
) on a storage chest. The helmet is a 24-plate-helmet (hoshi-kabuto
), with large maedate
). The helmet is decorated with a lion-like mythical creature.
Handpainted on silk
Artist: Unknown, however with seal
Date: between 1930 and 1950.
Length: approx. 195 cm
Width: approx. 57 cm
Material: Silk, Edging made of linen and silk
Material of the endpieces: Probably bakelite
Condition: Fresh colours. Some mould stains and water stains at the edges due to its age. The upper left corner is defect.This image may slightly vary in colour to the original - due to the photo/scan.