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Cabasset

Date:
ca. 1580–90
Geography:
possibly Antwerp
Culture:
Flemish, possibly Antwerp
Medium:
Steel, gold, brass
Dimensions:
H. 10 in. (25.4 cm); W. 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm); D. 13 3/16 in. (33.5 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 12 oz. (1701 g)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number:
04.3.200
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 374
The etching is based on prints by Etienne Delaune (1518 or 1519–1582) of Paris and Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder (1525–1604) of Antwerp. The inscription on the helmet, COLLERT 1585, indicates that its decoration was done by a member of that distinguished Antwerp family of engravers and printmakers.
Inscription: Inscribed on the left side of the brim: COLLERT 1585.
Ex. coll.: Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc de Dino, Paris
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