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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 (until d. November 18, 1935; his bequest to MMA).
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