Suit of armor with helmet; sword rack; stirrups; & saddle skirts.
18th-19th c Japanese Edo Metalwork
(act. c. 1700 - c. 1799)
Iron; Silver; Lacquer; Leather; Silk
Denver. Denver Art Museum.
Highly decorated armor was a symbol of privileged status rather than practical fighting equipment. The suit is signed by the makers Haruta Katsumitsu and Juryo Mitsumasa.
HARUTA KATSUMITSU | Suit of armor with helmet; sword rack; stirrups; & saddle skirts. | c. 1700-1868 | Japanese | Edo