Samurai Helmet with Mask (Signed Saotome Kabuto)
Saotome School Hoshi Kabuto. Early Edo period.
The hachi has 25 rounded raised rivets in each of the 62 plates. Precise placement of each of the rivets as they ascend to the multi-staged tehen showcases remarkable workmanship. Although it is not signed it does exhibit certain characteristics of the Saotome School