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Armor (Gusoku)

Armorer:
Helmet signed by Saotome Iyetada (Japanese, Edo period, active early–mid-19th century)
Date:
ca. 1650
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Iron, leather, lacquer, silk, textile, hair, copper alloy
Classification:
Armor for Man
Credit Line:
Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
Accession Number:
36.25.41a–q
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 378
Signature: Inscribed on the helmet: Saotome Iyetada.

Inscription: Inscribed on a slip of paper associated with the sleeves: Yotsu[me]yui kote no nushi Imamura Chōga (Yotsu[me]yui [the name of a mon, of four tie-dyed diamonds] gauntlets of owner Imamura Chōga [with his seal]).
Ex coll.: Imamura Chōga; [?]; Matsui; George Cameron Stone.George Cameron Stone, New York (until d. November 18, 1935; his bequest to MMA).
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