Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Fireman's Helmet (Kajikabuto) for a Daimyo

18th century
Gilt copper, leather, felt, silk, lacquer
39 3/4 x 24 7/16 x 20 1/2 in. (101 x 62 x 52 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Kenneth and Vivian Lam Gift, 2005
Accession Number:
Not on view
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arms and Armor: Notable Acquisitions 2003–2014," November 11, 2014–December 6, 2015.

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