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


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.