Helmet (Hoshi- Kabuto) in the 16th-Century Style

Inscribed by Saotome Ienari Japanese

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 377

The overlapping edges of the iron plates form ridges (suji). Sixty-two of the paltes have star shaped rivets known as hoshi, giving the name of the helmet-bowl type (hoshi-bachi).

Helmet (<i>Hoshi- Kabuto</i>) in the 16th-Century Style, Inscribed by Saotome Ienari (Japanese, Gunma Prefecture, active late 17th–early 18th century), Iron, lacquer, silk, Japanese

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