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Close-Helmet for the Tournament on Foot

Date:
ca. 1640–50
Geography:
possibly Dresden
Culture:
German, probably Dresden
Medium:
Steel, leather, textile
Dimensions:
H. 11 in. (27.9 cm); W. 8 in. (20.3 cm.); D. 13 in. (33 cm); Wt. 9 lb. 1 oz. (4105 g)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
John Stoneacre Ellis Collection, Gift of Mrs. Ellis and Augustus Van Horne Ellis, 1896
Accession Number:
96.5.115a
Not on view
Ex. coll.: John Stoneacre Ellis, Westchester, New York.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "European Helmets 1450–1650: Treasures from the Reserve Collection," January 25, 2000–January 2001.

Dean, Bashford, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Catalogue of European Arms and Armor. Metropolitan Museum of Art Handbook, Vol. 15. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1905. p. 188, fig. 94.

von Watzdorf, Erna, and Verein für Historische Waffenkunde. "Die Dresdner Fussturnier-Ordnung Von 1650." Zeitschrift Für Historische Waffen- Und Kostümkunde 6 (band der neuen folge; 15 der gesamtofolge) (1937). pp. 31–38, compare to Saxon foot-tournament armors with similar helmets.

Schedelmann, Hans, and Hans W. Lange. Die Waffenbestände der Firma E. Kahlert & Sohn, Berlin, in Liquidation: Versteigerung am 17. Juni 1940: Beschrieben von Hans Schedelmann. Berlin, June 17, 1940. no. 190, pl. 13.

Steneberg, Karl Erik. "Tornerutrustning Från Gustav II Adolfs Tid." Livrustkammaren 2, no. 9 (1942). pp. 131–150, compare to figs. 9–12.

Steneberg, Karl Erik. "Harnesksmide I Gustav II Adolfs Rustkammare." Livrustkammaren IX, nos. 9 and 10 (1963). pp. 157–204, compare to Livrustkammer inv. no. 2608, fig. 19.

Pyhrr, Stuart W. European Helmets, 1450–1650: Treasures from the Reserve Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jan 25, 2000 - Dec 30, 2000. pp. 4, 35, no. 56, ill.



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