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Face Mask and Throat Guard from a Suit of Armor ("Gusoku")


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Armor such as this was made for foot soldiers during the peaceful Edo period (1615-1868). The embossed ironwork was designed for fancy dress parades, not battle.
Provenance Bunkio Matsuki [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Bunkio Matsuki Sale, A. A. Gallery, Feb. 10, 1906, no. 183; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1906, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Forged Signature] Inscribed: Myochin Yasuchika
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1906

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Period
late 18th century (Edo)
Medium
lacquer and textile
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.601B
Measurements
H: 8 11/16 × W: 7 1/16 × D: 5 7/8 in. (22 × 18 × 15 cm) approx.
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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