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Title Suit of Armor
Catalog Number GWVS-17.23.1
Description Samurai
Helmet signed: Miochin Yoshimichi (17th master of Miochin family 1527-1569)
Armour signed: Miochin Munekane
Added crest on helmet signed: Kayei 6th (1854) ) by Masanori
A suite of Japanese armor which belonged to the Daimyo of Arima being decorated with the family crest in various places and signed by Miochin, one of the most famous armorers of Japan. Probably 16th century.
Suit bears the second crest of the Arima family, Hidari-Mitsudomoe Daimyos at Kurume, Chikugo Province, Tozama Nobility.
Artist MIOCHIN Family
Object Name Armor
Date 16th century
Medium Steel covered with lacquer; silk
Dimensions H-65 W-23 D-14.5 inches
Credit line George Walter Vincent Smith Collection
Museum George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum
On Exhibit Yes, George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, Japanese Arms and Armor Galley