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Armour, F96.3

Physical Description

Set of Japanese armour comprising of a cuirass (torso armour, or do), shoulder guards (sode), apron (hai-date), leg guards (sune-ate), waist protectors, socks and shoes. Armour pieces are generally lacquered iron, dark brown with a streaky gold pattern. Dark blue cord.The sune-ate and hai-date has orange woven fabric, with a gold thread pattern of flowers. The arm pieces have chain mail over a padded backing in the same fabric. The front of the arm pieces have a variety of symbols (mon?) including flowers and a vase shape. Do has padding under shoulder supports and behind neck.

Provenance

Dismantled from long-term display in Upper Fels
Locality:

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (a - shoulder piece): 250 x 200 x 40mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (b - shoulder piece): 250 x 200 x 40mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (c - sleeve): 690 x 280 x 50mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (e - waist piece - left front): 690 x 280 x 50mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (f - waist undergarment): 530 x 630 x 20mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (g - leggings): 290 x 440 x 20mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (h - leggings): 280 x 390 x 20mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (i - cuirass): 550 x 340 x 360mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (n - waist piece - left side): 290 x 360 x 25mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (o - waist piece - - right front): 290 x 370 x 25mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (p - waist piece - left back): 290 x 200 x 25mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (q - waist piece - right back): 290 x 200 x 25mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (r - buckle/ring): 33 x 26 x 24mm

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