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Armor (Gusoku)

Armorer:
Signed by Myōchin Munesuke (Japanese, Edo period, 1688–1735)
Date:
early 18th century
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Iron, lacquer, silk, copper, gold
Classification:
Armor for Man
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
13.112.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 377
The large iron plates, embossed with dragons and cherry blossoms, are signed by the armorer Myōchin Munesuke.
Signature: Signed: Miochin Ki Munésuké.
Ex coll.: Mène.
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