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Helmet

Date:
ca. 1580
Culture:
Turkish
Medium:
Steel, copper alloy
Dimensions:
H. 13 in. (33.02 cm); Diam. 8 1/4 in. (20.96 cm); Wt. 2 lb. 8 oz. (1257 g)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
14.25.534
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 459
The decoration of split leaves and arabesques is found frequently on Ottoman ceramics and carpets of the mid-sixteenth century. Originally, the bowl had a brim with a sliding nasal, cheekpieces, and a neck guard. Two complete examples––one Mamluk (acc. no. 36.25.126), the other Ottoman (acc. no. 04.3.456a)––are also in the Museum's collection.
Marking: Marked on the side with the Tamga of the Ottoman arsenal.
Ex. coll.: M. Boy, Paris.
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