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Arms & Armor – at The Met and The MAAC

Helmet signed by Bamen Tomotsugu - at MAAC

The Met has hundreds of “arms and armor” on permanent display in The John Pierpont Morgan Wing.

Helmet signed by Bamen Tomotsugu (Japanese, Eichizan province, Toyohara, active 18th century) - at "arms and armor" - at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Helmet signed by Bamen Tomotsugu (Japanese, Eichizan province, Toyohara, active 18th century) – at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

Colt Third Model Dragoon Percussion Revolver, Serial Number 12406 - at "Arms & Armor" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Colt Third Model Dragoon Percussion Revolver, Serial Number 12406 – at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

“These date from about the 5th to the late 19th century and offer a broad range of the best examples from Europe, America, Japan, India, and various Islamic cultures. In addition, the Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Gallery has periodically changing displays that focus on varied aspects of the collection. … Arms and armor have been a vital part of virtually all cultures for thousands of years, pivotal not only in conquest and defense, but also in court pageantry and ceremonial events. Throughout time the best armor and weapons have represented the highest artistic and technical capabilities of the society and period in which they were made, forming a unique aspect of both art history and material culture.”

Head there to see their incredible collection.

Want to own items like these?

Take a look at the selection of “Arms & Armor” available at our galleries!

Suit of Samurai Armor

 Samurai Armor. Metal, Japan, 20th century. H: 35″ W: 20″

Samurai Armor. Metal, Japan, 20th century. H: 35″ W: 20″ [ Akasaka Collection | Gallery 14 | 212.223.3892 | printjapan@yahoo.com ]

(Read more about Samurai Armor in our post “The Way of the Warrior: The Art of Samurai Armor“)

Pair of Turkish Pistols

Pair of steel, silver and gold inlaid pistols - at Lev Tov Antiques - at the Manhattan Art & Antiques Center

Pair of steel, silver and gold inlaid pistols, Turkey, 19th century. [ Lev Tov Antiques | Gallery #93 | 212.308.3516 | hlebto@msn.com ]

17th Century Persian Helmet

17th Century Persian Helmet - at Palmyra Heritage - at Manhattan Art and Antiques Center

Chiseled finely with cartouches containing Arabic calligraphy and floral design. Iron, Persia, 17th century. [ Palmyra Heritage | Gallery #16 | 212.319.1077 | morris@palmyraheritagegallery.com ]

Fumban Shield

Fumban Shield - at Hemingway African Gallery at the Manhattan Art & Antiques Center

Fumban Shield. Carved wood and white clay, Cameroon.

Samurai Helmet and Mask

A Samurai helmet and mask - el, Japan, 18th century - at Akasaka Collection - at The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center

A Samurai helmet and mask, painted and lacquered steel, Japan, 18th century. [ Akasaka Collection | Gallery 14 | 212.223.3892 | printjapan@yahoo.com ]

Persian Steel Helmet

Persian Steel Helmet - at Lev Tov Antiques - at the Manhattan Art & Antiques Center

Persian steel helmet, pierced and engraved, circa 1780. [ Lev Tov Antiques | Gallery #93 | 212.308.3516 | hlebto@msn.com ];

Visit these galleries,  here at The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center at 1050 2nd Avenue (at 56th Street), open 7 days a week (Monday to Saturday from 10:30AM to 6PM, Sunday noon – 6PM.

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