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Helmet in the Shape of a Crouching Rabbit

17th century
Iron, lacquer, silver, gold, leather, silk
7 x 14 in. (17.8 x 35.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 377
#9757. Helmet in the Shape of a Crouching Rabbit
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Bunkio Matsuki, Boston (until 1907; his sale, American Art Association, New York, January 24–26, 1907, no. 379, to MMA).
American Art Association. Arms and Armor of Old Japan ... Gathered on a Recent Visit to Japan by Bunkio Matsuki. New York: American Art Association, no. 379.

Dean, Bashford. "Recent Accessions." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 2, no. 3 (March 1907). p. 48.

Dean, Bashford. Notes on Arms and Armor. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1916. pp. 9–10, ill.

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