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Armor (Gusoku)

Date:
late 18th–19th century
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Iron, lacquer, gold, silver, copper alloy, leather, silk
Dimensions:
as mounted: H. 54 1/2 in. (138.4 cm); W. 22 1/2 in. (57.2 cm); D. 20 1/2 in. (52.1 cm)
Classification:
Armor for Man
Credit Line:
Gift of Bashford Dean, 1914
Accession Number:
14.100.171
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 377
The breastplate is embossed in high relief with designs featuring a dragon and clouds.
Ex coll.: Bashford Dean, New York.
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