Monday, October 19, 2009

SAMURAI ART at Christie's

A Suit of Armor for the Boy's Day Festival (Meiji Period, Late 19th Century)
Estimate: $10,000-15,000

Christie’s New York is offering a wide-ranging selection of valuable works of art in its sale of "Arts of the Samurai" on October 23. The items in the fine selection exemplify the outstanding craftsmanship and visual splendor of the Samurai culture. The collection includes over 80 lots comprising of armor, helmets, and most importantly, swords dating from the thirteenth to nineteenth centuries.

This fall, the Samurai will have a major presence in New York: the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition entitled Art of the Samurai: Japanese Arms and Armor, 1156-1868 opens on October 21 and the Japan Society will stage a sword drawing demonstration on October 22.

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