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War Hat

Date:
1450–1500
Culture:
probably Italian
Medium:
Steel, copper alloy
Dimensions:
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)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number:
04.3.236
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)
de Cosson, Charles A. Le Cabinet D'Armes de Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc de Dino, Étude Descriptive par le Baron de Cosson. Paris, 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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