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Armet

Armorer:
Possibly by Guillem Margot (Flemish, active in Brussels, recorded 1505–20)
Date:
ca. 1505
Culture:
Flemish
Medium:
Steel, copper alloy
Dimensions:
H. 12 in. (30.5 cm); W. 8 7/16 in. (21.4 cm); D. 13 in. (33 cm); Wt. 9 lb. 4 oz. (4192 g)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Funds from various donors, 1929
Accession Number:
29.158.52
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373
The helmet bears traces of the armorer's mark, an M beneath a crescent, possibly that of the Flemish armorer Guillem Margot, who worked for the Hapsburg court and was active in Brussels from 1505 to 1520.
Marking: Marked with a Roman M beneath a crescent.
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