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Bowl of a Helmet (Suji Kabuto)

Date:
early 15th century
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Iron, lacquer, copper, gold
Dimensions:
H. 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm); L. 11 in. (27.9 cm)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Gift of a Trustee of the Museum, 1917
Accession Number:
17.207.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 377
This helmet bowl is one of the earliest examples of the melon (akodanari) shape, the typical form worn in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, and it retains its original lacquered surfaces.
Ex. coll.: Goda.
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