Arms and armor have appeared in virtually every culture through the millennia, though their styles, materials, and applications are vast. Comprising some 14,000 objects, The Met collection of arms and armor is one of the most comprehensive of its kind. From a magnificent Japanese mask (1745) bearing the ferocious face of Jikokuten, one of the Four Kings of Heaven, to an exquisitely decorated British suit of gold and steel (1527) probably forged for King Henry VIII, this deck presents highlights and hidden gems of the Museum’s renowned Department of Arms and Armor.
What better way to learn the language of art than with The Met, home to 5,000 years of art and artifacts? From Animals to Armor to the Arts of Asia, our decks feature a selection of the magnificent treasures housed within this world-famous museum. Available in 9 styles each deck contains 52 of The Met’s most compelling exhibits along with key trivia.
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