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War Hat

probably Italian
Steel, copper alloy
H. 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm); W. 10 3/8 in. (26.3 cm); D. 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 12 oz. (1701 g)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373
Although very few survive today, war hats of this general type were one of the most popular forms of infantry helmets throughout western Europe for much of the fifteenth century.
Ex coll.: Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc de Dino, Paris.Charles Maurice Camille de Talleyrand-Périgord, duc de Dino, Paris, France (until 1904; sold to MMA)
Los Angeles. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "Loan Exhibition of Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," January 15–March 18, 1953.

San Francisco. California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. "Loan Exhibition of Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 18–June 7, 1953.

Pittsburgh. Department of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute. "Loan Exhibition of Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," October 1953–April 1954.

Philadelphia. Rosenbach Museum and Library. "Hernando Cortes and the Spanish Conquest," January 19–April 15, 1981.

Princeton. Princeton University Art Museum. "The Book of Kings: Art, War, and the Morgan Library's Medieval Picture Bible," March 6—June 6, 2004.

de Cosson, Charles A. Le Cabinet D'armes De Maurice De Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc De Dino. Paris: E. Rouveyre, October 31, 1901. p. 24, no. B. 9, pl. 8.

Gilchrist, Helen I. "written by Helen Ives Gilchrist." In A Catalogue of the Collection of Arms and Armor Presented to the Cleveland Museum of Art by Mr. and Mrs. John Long Severance 1916–1923. Cleveland, Ohio: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1924.

Boccia, Lionello G., and Eduardo T. Coelho. L'Arte dell'Armatura in Italia. Milano: Bramante Editrice, 1967.

Nickel, Helmut. Ullstein–Waffenbuch: Eine Kulturhistorische Waffenkunde mit Markenverzeichnis. Berlin: Ullstein, 1974. p. 83, ill.

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