Helmet (Hoshi Kabuto) in the 13th Century Style
late 17th or early 18th century
Iron, lacquer, gilt copper, leather, silk
H. 15 in. (38.1 cm); Diam. with earguards extended 20 in. (50.8 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1917
During the Edo period (1615–1868), there was a conscious revival of medieval armor fashions, and this helmet is an instructive example. It was fashioned in the thirteenth-century style, and it certainly was made to accompany an armor of medieval yoroi fashion. The metal fittings on the helmet include the badge of the Hota family, daimyo of Sakura.
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