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War Hat

Date:
ca. 1475
Geography:
probably Burgundy
Culture:
Western European, probably Burgundy
Medium:
Steel
Dimensions:
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)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number:
04.3.228
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.
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