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Cuirass (Armor for the Torso and Hips), probably late 18th–early 19th century. Japanese. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Gift of Thomas Mendenhall, by exchange, 2006 (2006.268a–c) | This work is featured in our Arms and Armor Notable Acquisitions 2003–2014 exhibition on view through December 6, 2015.

Cuirass (Haramaki Dō), late 15th–early 16th century. Japanese. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1917 (17.221.17) | Arms and Armor Department founding curator Bashford Dean's three-month trip to Japan in the spring of 1917 resulted in many important acquisitions for the Museum. Among them was this early example of a haramaki, a light, flexible, and close-fitting type of torso armor that opens vertically up the back.

Armor (Gusoku), late 18th-19th century. Japanese. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Bashford Dean, 1914 (14.100.171). #costume

To mark the centennial of the Arms and Armor Department, this exhibition surveys the career of Dr. Bashford Dean (1867–1928), the department's founding curator.

Bow, Arrows, Target and Other Outfits for Archery Kubo Shunman (Japanese, 1757–1820) Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Date: 19th century Culture: Japan Medium: Polychrome woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Armor (Yoroi), 19th century. Japanese. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of the Baber Family, in loving memory of Charles Chenault Baber, 2012 (2012.528.1a–s) #mustache #movember