A fine Karura somen (full face mask) Edo period, late 18th century, Japan
Fancy Japanese helmets.
P.S: I have no idea about Japanese armor terminology, any help with the tags will be appreciated.
Armor (chihal’ta hazar masha)
Indian, Rajasthan, 18th century
Armors of this type derive from the traditional padded armors of India. They take the form of long coats, boots, and shoulder guards made from multiple layers of cloth sewn tightly together and covered with a rich material, generally velvet, decorated with patterns in small gilt nails. This last feature gives these armors their name of ‘coat of a thousand nails’. The large steel plates set at strategic places have their borders decorated with gold koftgari. On this particular armor the central circular plate is defaced by a blemish that has been reshaped to resemble a tiger’s head and embellished with gold overlay.
The armor was worn with conventional matching arm guards and often a conventional helmet, although fabric helmets are known.
Roundel for Bronze Shield or Breast Plate
7th Century BC
Source: RISD Museum
Side panel of a crupper (flank defense from a horse armor), made in Germany or Austria,c.1480 (source).
"Red-lacquered nimaido gusoku samurai armor. 17th Century- Edo Period. Gift of Mr. Katsuichi Ito, Hikone Castle Museum, Japan.” Text and photography by Rekisha no tabi of Flickr
Phantom Warrior 2 (BW Film Noir) by Jon Sheer on 500px. Suit of samurai armor for sale at the flea market outside of the Tokyo International Forum in Yurakucho, Tokyo, Japan.