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Helmet ("Kabuto")


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The sanskrit character on the front of this helmet was intended to give power to the wearer. The dragonfly maedate (frontal decoration) shown in some photographs attached the front of this helmet was not original to this helmet and has been removed.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
4/18/1984Treatmentcleaned
Exhibitions
  • The Taste of Maryland: Art Collecting in Maryland 1800-1934. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984.
Provenance Bunkio Matsuki; Bunkio Matsuki Sale, 1906; 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
1400-1575 (early Edo)
Medium
iron bowl, lacquered iron neck defense, stenciled leather, textile
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.607
Measurements
H: 12 3/8 in. (31.4 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)

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