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War Hat

ca. 1475
probably Burgundy
Western European, probably Burgundy
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)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number:
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.
Ex. coll.: Ressman; Duc de Dino, Paris.
Vienna. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. "Europäische Kunst um 1400," May 7–July 31, 1962.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Masterpieces of Fifty Centuries," November 14, 1970–February 14, 1971.

Nickel, Helmut. "Arms and Armor From the Permanent Collection." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 49, no. 1 (Summer 1991). pp. 16, 64, ill.

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