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Morion

Date:
late 16th century
Geography:
Nuremberg
Culture:
German, Nuremberg
Medium:
Steel, silver, pigment, brass, gold, glass
Dimensions:
H. 12 9/16 in. (31.9 cm); W. 8 15/16 in. (22.7 cm); D. 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm); Wt. 4 lb. 11 oz. (2126 g)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
14.25.650
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 371
Silvered morions of this type probably were worn by the officers of the bodyguards of the prince-electors of Saxony.
William H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
Seattle. Seattle Art Museum. "The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," March 11–June 6, 1982, no. 24.

Denver. Denver Art Museum. "The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," July 18–October 10, 1982, no. 24.

San Antonio. The Witte Memorial Museum. "The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," November 13, 1982–February 5, 1983, no. 24.

Minneapolis. Minneapolis Institute of Arts. "The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 24–July 31, 1983, no. 24.

San Francisco. de Young Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. "The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," November 5, 1983–January 28, 1984.

Detroit. Detroit Institute of Arts. "The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," March 10, 1984–June 2, 1984, no. 24.

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