Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Armor (Gusoku)

18th–19th century
Iron, lacquer, silk, copper, gold
Armor for Man
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. George M. Lefferts, 1910
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 378
This armor was intended for a high-ranking officer in the service of the Mōri family, daimyo (lords) of Chōsū , whose badge is incorporated into the armor’s gilt metal fittings.
Ex coll.: George M. Lefferts.
New York. Union League Club. "An Exhibition of Japanese Armor from the Collection of George Morewood Lefferts, M.D.," January 12–January 14, 1893, no. 10.

Binghamton. Roberson Center for the Arts and Sciences. "Long Term Loan," October 1962–July 1986 No catalogue; ML 4657D.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Asian Art," April, 1987–November, 1989 (only 10.187.10p-q were included in exhibition).

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