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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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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