Armor (Gusoku)

Armorer: Helmet bowl signed Saotome Iyetada (Japanese, Edo period, active early–mid-19th century)
Armorer: Breastplate inscribed inside, Myōchin Munesuke (Japanese, Edo period, 1688–1735)
Date: 16th and 18th centuries
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Iron, lacquer, silk, gilt copper
Dimensions: H. 67 1/2 in. (171.5 cm); L. of each foot defense 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm); W. of each foot defense 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm)
Classification: Armor for Man
Credit Line: Gift of Bashford Dean, 1914
Accession Number: 14.100.172; 14.100.527–.528

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