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Armor (Gusoku)

Helmet and mask inscribed by Jo Michitaka (Japanese, Edo period, active 19th century)
19th century
Iron, lacquer, silk, gilt copper
Armor for Man
Credit Line:
Gift of Harald de Raasloff, 1915
Accession Number:
Not on view
This armor bears the wisteria badge of the Ōkubo family, daimyo (lords) of Karasuyama.
Ex coll.: Ōkubo family, Karasuyama, Japan; [?]; Harald de Raasloff.
Hakuseki, Arai, and H. Russell Robinson. The Armour Book in Honcho-Gunkiko, edited by H. Russell Robinson. London: Holland Press, 1964. p. preceding p. 73, pl. XX (B).

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