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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)
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