Helmet (Zukinnari Kabuto)

Date:
16th century
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Iron, lacquer
Dimensions:
H. 16 1/8 in. (41 cm)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
Accession Number:
36.25.81a–c
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 377
The helmet is shaped like a hat (zukinnari) worn by old men. The ornament at the front is that of the Buddhist guardian figure Fudō Myō-ō.
George Cameron Stone, New York (said to have been acquired from Kishimoto; until d. November 18, 1935; his bequest to MMA).
Nickel, Helmut. "Arms and Armor from the Permanent Collection." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (Summer, 1991), pp. 60, 64, ill.