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Suit of antique Japanese lacquered iron samurai armor, including: helmet (kabuto) (no crest/plume), the flaps (fukigaeshi) with mon; half mask (mempo) with red lacquered underside, tightly laced throat guard; cuirass (do) pending hanging tassets (kusazuri); pair armored sleeves (kote) with hand guards (tekko); pair thigh guards (haidate); and pair shin guards (suneate); with fabric backing and lacing (flaws and large chips, worn, some losses); Edo Period or earlier

Suit of antique Japanese lacquered iron samurai armor, including: helmet…

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Dō-maru, circa 1550, iron, lacquer, leather, silk, gilt copper, wt. 23 lb. 9 oz. (10.7 kg), this armor is believed to have been given by Date Masamune (died 1636), one of the most famous daimyo (lords) of his time, to a high-ranking samurai in his service, Shiraishi Bungo, gift of Bashford Dean 1914, Met Museum.

Shiraishi Bungo's Dō-maru (c. 1550 CE Japan) CE Gift of Bashford Dean, Met Museum)

Samurai armour, Richard Béliveau's collection, o-boshi suji bachi kabuto, uchidachi dou gusoku.

Samurai armour, Richard Béliveau's collection, o-boshi suji bachi kabuto, uchidachi dou gusoku.

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A green-laced suit of armor with a russet-iron cuirass. Helmet by Masamoto, Edo period, century © Bonhams 1793 Ltd

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