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Bugaku dance costume (torikabuto)

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Bugaku helmet (torikabuto) in reddish-orange and green silk with repeating stylized cloud motifs in gold and paulownia crests in gilt metal attached to the crown and cuff of the helmet. There are reddish-orange silk tassels attached to the neck and cuff of the helmet. This helmet is part of a...

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Provenance

Purchased by the MFA on July 2, 1931

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

Helmut

Japanese, Edo period, 17th or 18th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

44.6 x 44 x 3.5 cm (17 9/16 x 17 5/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

31.440c

Medium or Technique

Silk and gold brocade (kinran) with silk tassels, gilt metal fixtures, silk plain-weave lining and paper inner lining

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes