16th Century - 1911
Samurai cuirass with attached thigh guards. Armor for upper body. Metal or lacquer plates over chest area with lacquered strips attached by cording. Horizontal ridges of black lacquer with blue lace backed by leather. Metal breast and shoulder plate painted over with brown. Honeycomb pattern with blue lacing around neck. Cuirass fastened at side with string, shoulder plate fastened at front with blue flowered piping and knotted at front. Metal handle on back. Neck padding in poor condition. Marked on chest ID#14.
Purchased from W. O. Oldman
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Discovering the Past: Highlights from the University Museum (IBM) (20 Jun 1989 - 20 Aug 1989)
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