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Dressing in Steel: Part One
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Dressing in Steel: Part Two
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A Visit to the Armor Galleries
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Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department, 1904–1929
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The Art of Arms and Armor: Challenges of Research, Display, and Education
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Curators, Collectors, and Dealers: The Growth of the Arms and Armor Collection, 1929 to the Present
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Helmet in the Shape of a Crouching Rabbit
Helmet (Hoshi Kabuto) in the 13th Century Style
Helmet, folding (Tatami-Kabuto)
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 377
The overlapping portions of the edges of the iron plates are folded over to form ridges (suji). Sixty-two of the plates are fixed with star-shaped rivets known as hoshi, from which the name of the helmet-bowl type (hoshi-bachi) is derived.
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