Nobleman’s Horse Armor, Bagai
Edo Period, 18th/19th century
Gilt lacquer leather, cotton, appliqué, lacing
H: 47 in x W: 58 in x D: 2.25 in :: 119.5 x 147.5 x 5.7 cm
This beautiful ceremonial horse armor covering was used as protection for the horse’s neck and shoulders, (munagai). Constructed of rectangular pressed leather pieces lacquered in gold and stitched to a fabric backing.
Inventory # 104517
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