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Bowl of a Helmet (Suji Kabuto)
early 15th century
Iron, lacquer, gilt copper
H. 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm); L. 11 in. (27.9 cm)
Gift of a Trustee of the Museum, 1917
This helmet bowl is one of the earliest examples of the melon (akodanari) shape, the typical form worn in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, and it retains its original lacquered surfaces.
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