Art/ Collection/ Art Object


ca. 1550
Italian, Milan
Steel, gold
H. 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm); H. of comb 2 1/16 in. (5.3 cm); W. 8 3/16 in. (20.8 cm); D. 13 1/4 in. (33.7 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 5 oz. (1502 g)
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 374
Ex. coll.: Meyrick; Castellani; Stein; William H. Riggs, Paris.
Meyrick, Samuel Rush. A Critical Inquiry into Antient Armour, as it Existed in Europe, but Particularly in England, from the Norman Conquest to the Reign of King Charles II: Illustrated by a Series of Illuminated Engravings, with a Glossary of Military Terms of the Middle Ages. Vol. III. 1st ed. London: Robert Jennings, 1824. p. 47, pl. LXVIII.

Skelton, Joseph. "after the Drawings, and with the Description of Dr. Meyrick." In Engraved Illustrations of Antient Armour from the Collection at Goodrich Court, Herefordshire. Vol. I. Oxford, 1830.

Giraud, Jean-Baptiste. Les Arts du Métal; Recueil Descriptif et Raisonné des Principaux Objets Ayant Figuré à l'Exposition de 1880 de l'Union Centrale des Beaux-arts. Paris: A. Quantin, 1881.

Objets d'Art, de Haute Curiositʹe et d'Ameublement. Paris: Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, May 10–14, 1886.

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