Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Helmet (Hoshi Kabuto)

Date:
18th century
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Iron, lacquer, gilt copper, leather, silk
Dimensions:
Wt. 8 lb. 6 oz. (3799 g)
Classification:
Armor for Man-1/2 Armor
Credit Line:
Gift of Bashford Dean, 1914
Accession Number:
14.100.120a, b
Not on view
In the eighteenth century, there was a conscious revival of medieval armor fashions in the thirteenth-century style of the Kamakura period, and this helmet is a very fine example. It was undoubtedly made to accompany a complete armor of medieval yoroi fashion.
Ex coll.: Bashford Dean, New York.
Dean, Bashford. Notes on Arms and Armor. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1916.

Granscay, S. V. "The Japanese armor gallery in the Metropolitan Museum of Art." Connoisseur 148 (1961).



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