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Maedate, flaming jewel helmet ornament, Japan, 20th c

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1930: Item # 1341548

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Helmet ornament, or kabuto maedate, as worn by samurai. A golden jewel surrounded by a flaming mandorla. The central jewel made of gilded paper imitating leather, framed by a wooden outline, mounted onto a copper plate in the shape of a flaming mandorla. Buddhist symbol. Japan, early 20th century.

H 8 ¾ in., W 7 ½ in.

Some nicks and dents