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Helmet ("Kawari Kabuto") with Conch Shell ("Horagai") Shape


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The helmet bowl ("hachi") is constructed of five plates in the form of a conch shell war trumpet. The gold lacquer interior indicates that the helmet was made for a very high ranking samurai.
Provenance Bunkio Matsuki Sale, 1906, no. 254; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1906, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions none
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1906

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Period
18th century (Edo)
Medium
iron, lacquer, leather, and silk
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.620
Measurements
13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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