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Armet

Date:
ca. 1510–15
Culture:
possibly British or Flemish
Medium:
Steel
Dimensions:
H. 11 3/4 in. (29.8 cm); W. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm); D. 12 7/8 in. (32.7 cm); Wt. 9 lb. 9 oz. (4350 g)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
14.25.584
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373
Developed in Italy as a close fitting and highly protective cavalry helmet, armets were also made in England and Flanders following Italian models.
Ex. coll.: Meyrick.
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