H. 10 3/16 in. (25.9 cm); W. 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm); D. 14 5/8 in. (37.1 cm); Wt. 6 lb. 7 oz. (2920 g)
Rogers Fund, 1904
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373
The graceful spiral shape distinguishes this as a masterpiece of fifteenth-century armor making. Similar war hats, usually with gilt ornaments mounted on the apex, are often represented in Franco-Burgundian tapestries.
Artist: Part of the decoration design by Jean Cousin the Elder (French, Souci (?) ca. 1490–ca. 1560 Paris (?))Date: ca. 1555Medium: Steel, gold, silver, leather, textileAccession: 39.121a–nOn view in:Gallery 374