Helmet (Hoshi-Kabuto)

Armorer:
Inscribed by Iyehisa of Nara (Japanese, Nara, active 17th century)
Date:
17th century
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Iron, lacquer, gilt copper, copper-gold alloy (shakūdo), silver, silk, gilt leather
Dimensions:
H. 11 in. (27.9 cm); L. 15 1/2 in. (39.4 cm)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1948
Accession Number:
48.63.4
Not on view
The orange blossom badge of the Iie family, daimyo (lords) of Hikone, is found on the turnbacks of the neck guard.
Inscription: Inscribed: "Nanto no ju Fujiwara Iyehisa" (Made by Iyehisa who lived in Nara).
Ex. coll.: Alexander G. Moslé, Washington, DC.