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Samurai Helmet

Object Number:CG98-1-139
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Date Made: 10th Century - 1950
Early Date: 900
Late Date: 1950
Section:Asian
Materials:Metal
Lacquer
Cloth
Paper
Silk
Cotton
Other Number:None - Field No SF
None - Other Number

Description

Samurai helmet. Lacquered metal head covering. Lacquered strips protecting back of neck joined to base of back side of helmet and each other with blue silk cording. Bill is metal with patterned cloth covering. Metal cloth covered flaps to either side with mon circle and orange cording. Mon is the butterfly crest of the Taira clan. The same crest was used by the Ikeda family of Okayama. The horns on either side of the central crest are missing. Interior lined with orange cloth. Orange padded cords. Japanese characters on bill and left flap.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Echoes of the Samurai: An Exhibition of Japanese Arms and Armor (22 May 1981 - 14 Feb 1982) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] 1981. Echoes of the Samurai: An Exhibition of Japanese Arms and Armor.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. pg. 32 p. : ill., map ; 28 cm. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 24View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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