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Close Helmet with Falling Buffe

Armorer:
Attributed to Pompeo della Cesa (Italian, Milan, ca. 1537–1610)
Date:
ca. 1590–95
Geography:
Milan
Culture:
Italian, Milan
Medium:
Steel, gold
Dimensions:
H. 11 in. (27.9 cm); W. 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm); D. 12 1/2 in. (31.8 cm); Wt. 6 lb. 2 oz. (2778 g)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
14.25.603
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 371
William H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
London. South Kensington Museum. "The Meyrick Collection of Ancient Armour," 1869, no. 711 (possibly this helmet, russet ground noted, later acquired by Riggs).

Meyrick, Samuel R., and Joseph Skelton. Engraved Illustrations of Antient Arms and Armour, from the Collection of Llewelyn Meyrick...at Goodrich Court, Herefordshire. Vol. 2. London: J. Skelton, 1830. pl. LXXVII, fig. 1.

Thoumas, Charles-Antoine. Exposition Rétrospective Militaire Du Ministère De La Guerre En 1889. Vol. I. Paris: H. Launette et Cie., G. Boudet successeur, 1890. p. 36, ill.

Boccia, Lionello G., and José-A. Godoy. Museo Poldi Pezzoli. Vol. 5. Milan: Electa, 1985. pp. 110–11, 261–62, ill.



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