Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Armor (Gusoku)

18th century
Iron, lacquer, silk, gilt copper
as mounted: H. 57 3/4 in. (146.7 cm); W. 31 in. (78.7 cm); D. 21 1/2 in. (54.6 cm)
Armor for Man
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
Not on view
This cuirass and shoulder guards (sode) formed of large iron plates rather than traditional lamellae (small, narror iron plates) reveal European influence and the concurrent introduction of firearms, which necessitated solid, bulletproof plates.
Ex coll.: Bishop.
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