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Visored Sallet

Date:
ca. 1475
Culture:
possibly French or Flemish
Medium:
Steel
Dimensions:
H. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm); W. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm); D. 12 1/2 in. (31.8 cm); Wt. 4 lb. 1 oz. (1843 g)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number:
04.3.227
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373
The distinctive shape of this sallet identifies it as French or Flemish, examples of which are much rarer than the well-known types of sallets from Germany.
Marking: Stamped on the right side of the back of the helmet bowl: a crowned shield.
Ex coll.: Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc de Dino, Paris
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