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Helmet with Wave-Shaped Ornament

Helmet with Wave-Shaped Ornament
Iron base covered with black-lacquered leather
Edo period, 17th century
Gift of Ii Family

Kawari-kabuto, or helmets with eccentric shapes and embellishments, were fashionable in the late Sengoku period and beyond. The prominent “wave crests” atop the helmet convey the impression of power and strength.

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