Armor (Yoroi). Date: early–mid-14th century. Iron, leather, lacquer, silk, copper, gold, pigments. H. 37 1/2 in. (95.3 cm); W. 22 in. (55.9 cm); Wt. 38 lb. 3 oz. (17.3 kg). This is a rare example of a medieval yoroi. The yoroi is characterized by a cuirass that wraps around the body and is closed by a separate panel (waidate) on the right side and by a deep four-sided skirt. -The Metropolitan Museum-
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.