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).
Artist: Helmet bowl signed Saotome Iyetada (Japanese, Edo period, active early–mid-19th century)Date: 16th and 18th centuriesMedium: Iron, lacquer, silk, gilt copperAccession: 14.100.172On view in:Gallery 377