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Helmet (Hoshi Kabuto) in the 13th Century Style

Date:
late 17th or early 18th century
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Iron, lacquer, gilt copper, leather, silk
Dimensions:
H. 15 in. (38.1 cm); Diam. with earguards extended 20 in. (50.8 cm)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1917
Accession Number:
17.221.18
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.
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