H. 15 in. (38.1 cm); Diam. with earguards extended 20 in. (50.8 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1917
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 377
During the Edo period (1615–1868), there was a conscious revival of medieval armor fashions, and this helmet is an instructive example. It was fashioned in the thirteenth-century style, and it certainly was made to accompany an armor of medieval yoroi fashion. The metal fittings on the helmet include the badge of the Hota family, daimyo of Sakura.
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