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Samurai Cuirass

Object Number:A1109A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Japan
Date Made: 16th Century - 1911
Early Date: 1500
Late Date: 1911
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1911
Other Number:16010 - Dealer's Number
77 - Samurai Armor List


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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Echoes of the Samurai: An Exhibition of Japanese Arms and Armor (22 May 1981 - 14 Feb 1982) View Objects in Exhibition
Discovering the Past: Highlights from the University Museum (IBM) (20 Jun 1989 - 20 Aug 1989) View Objects in Exhibition

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