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Right Pauldron (Shoulder Defense)
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 374
Fashioned to resemble a head of tightly curled hair encircled by a wreath of oak leaves, this helmet evokes the appearance of an ancient hero, perhaps a Roman emperor. The reference to the oak (rovere, in Italian) may indicate that the helmet was made for a member of the della Rovere family, dukes of Urbino. The cheek-pieces are probably nineteenth-century restorations.
Ex. coll.: Mariano Fortuny, Barcelona, Spain (also Madrid, Rome); Basilewski, Paris; Eugene Piot, Paris; Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc de Dino, Paris.
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