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Cuirass of a Dō-maru

Date:
ca. 1550
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Iron, leather, lacquer, silk, gilt copper
Dimensions:
H. 35 1/2 in. (90.2 cm); W. 22 in. (55.9 cm); Wt. 23 lb. 9 oz. (10.7 kg)
Classification:
Armor for Man-1/2 Armor
Credit Line:
Gift of Bashford Dean, 1914
Accession Number:
14.100.120c–g
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 377
This armor is believed to have been given by Date Masamune (died 1636), one of the most famous daimyo (lords) of his time, to a high-ranking samurai in his service, Shiraishi Bungo.
Ex. coll.: Bashford Dean, New York.
Dean, Bashford. Notes on Arms and Armor. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1916. pp. 15–16, ill.

Grancsay, Stephen V. "The Japanese Armor Gallery in the Metropolitan Museum of Art." The Connoisseur 148 (September 1961).



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