Art/ Collection/ Collection/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

Surcoat (Jinbaori) for a Boy

Date:
late 18th–early 19th century
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Wool, silk brocade, metallic yarn, wool
Dimensions:
H. 28 in. (71.1 cm); W. 18.7 in. (47.4 cm)
Classification:
Surcoat
Credit Line:
Purchase, Charles and Ellen Baber Gift, 2012
Accession Number:
2012.57
Not on view
Surcoats for children are very rare. This example probably was made for use in the Genpukushiki ceremony, in which the son of a samurai family was officially recognized as an adult and which usually was held when the boy was between the ages of twelve and fifteen. The fine materials and workmanship of this surcoat indicate that it was made for a member of an upper-class family.
Related Objects

Surcoat (Jinbaori)

Date: ca. 1866 Medium: Cotton, silk, gold, silver Accession: 2012.163 On view in:Gallery 377

Helmet (Hoshi- Kabuto) in the 16th-Century Style

Artist: Inscribed by Saotame Iesuek (Japanese, Miyazaki Prefecture, active late 17th–early 18th century) Date: probably late 17th–early 18th century Medium: Iron, lacquer, silk Accession: 36.120.407a, b On view in:Gallery 377

Armor (Gusoku)

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

Mask

Artist: Inscribed by Myōchin Muneakira (Japanese, Edo period, 1673–1745) Date: dated 1745 Medium: Iron, lacquer, textile (silk) Accession: 19.115.2 On view in:Gallery 370

Armor (Yoroi)

Date: early 14th century Medium: Iron, lacquer, leather, silk, gilt copper Accession: 14.100.121b–e On view in:Gallery 377