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Japanese Edo Period Maeda Clan Jingasa (Warrior's Helmet)

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1331979
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Antique Japanese jingasa helmet, made of iron panels and lacquered black. The inside is lacquered red. On the front is a large ume (plum blossom) mon (family crest) belonging to the esteemed Maeda Family. The fact that this helmet, worn by a foot soldier, is made all of iron attests to the wealth and power of the Maeda clan. It is more than likely that this particular helmet was worn in battle. All original lacquer and patina. Edo Period. The Maeda Clan ruled the Kaga Domain from their headquarters in Kanazawa from 1583 until the Meiji Restoration of 1868. Size: 14" wide diameter.