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
Rogers Fund, 1906
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.
Artist: Helmet bowl signed Saotome Iyetada (Japanese, Edo period, active early–mid-19th century)Date: 16th and 18th centuriesMedium: Iron, lacquer, silk, gilt copperAccession: 14.100.172On view in:Gallery 377