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Helmet (Hoshi Kabuto) and Mask with Gorget

Date:
late 17th or early 18th century
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Iron, lacquer, gilt copper, leather, silk
Dimensions:
H. 15 in. (38.1 cm); Diam. with earguards extended 20 in. (50.8 cm); mask H. 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1917
Accession Number:
17.221.18–.19
Not on view
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 (lords) of Sakura.
Fort Worth. Fort Worth Art Center. "The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Fort Worth," March 8–April 12, 1970.

Jacksonville. Jacksonville Art Museum. "Samurai Screens and Armor," December 1, 1983–January 29, 1984.

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