Samurai Helmet Ornament


From: Japan

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number 19879H
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Japanese
Provenience Japan
Section Asian
Materials Metal | Lacquer | Gilding | Pigment
Technique Lacquered | Gilded | Painted
Iconography Flowers

Samurai helmet ornament (maedate) designed to look like a sword. Attaches to stylized horns (kuwagata) at the bottom of the ornament and stands prominently beyond the apex of the helmet. Of metal construction with the surface painted gold, two recesses cut out end-to-end along the length of the ornament, and the distal end expands to form a diamond shape.

Length 32 cm
Width 11 cm
Credit Line Purchased from G. T. Marsh and Co; subscription of Mrs. Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number 38 - Other Number | I:1 - Other Number

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