Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Helmet in the Shape of an Eggplant

Armorer:
Inscribed by Saotome Iyetada (Japanese, Edo period, active early–mid-19th century)
Date:
17th century
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Iron, lacquer, copper, gold, copper-gold alloy (shakudō), silk
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
Accession Number:
36.25.164a–d
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 377
Inscription: Inscribed on helmet: Iyetada.
Ex. coll.: George Cameron Stone.[William Ockelford Oldman, London, before 1935; sold to Stone]; George Cameron Stone, New York (by 1934–d. November 18, 1935; his bequest to MMA).
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