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Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Japanese
Creator Name-CRT: Japanese
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 400
Creation End Date: 499
Creation Date: 5th century
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Armors
Materials and Techniques: Iron, covered with copper-gilt
Dimensions: H. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 28.60.2
Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1928
Style or Period: Kofun period
This rare, early Japanese helmet was excavated in Ise Province, Mie Prefecture. The type of construction-horizontal rings to which rectangular scales are riveted-was probably imported from China or Korea. Most helmets of this type were made of iron, but some, of gilt copper, were probably for ceremonial display. This example is unusual in combining both materials.
AMICA ID: MMA_.28.60.2
AMICA Library Year: 2000
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