This scroll shows an armor from the sengoku
era (1482-1568) which has - for exhibition purposes - placed on a storage chest (gusoku bitsu
). The crest on the breastplate indicates that it could be an armor of the Ando
in the Kii
province. In the middle of their mon they had ascending wisteria. In the foreground there is a stand with two swords as well as a war fan (gunbi).
Despite the fact that it looks gloomy, it is a very impressive kagemono
Handpainted on linen fabric.
Length: approx. 153 cm
Width: approx. 41 cm
Material of the endpieces (jikusaki):
Condition: Good, fresh colours, some rolling traces (wrinkles). Some wormholes in the upper era of the ten
. The edges are in places slightly damaged. Overall a good scroll.This image may slightly vary in colour to the original - due to the photo/scan.