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Helmet in the Shape of a Cavalier's Hat

Date:
ca. 1630–50
Culture:
probably British
Medium:
Steel, gold, textile
Dimensions:
H. including nasal 10 in. (25.4 cm); H excluding nasal 6 in. (15.2 cm); W. 7 in. (17.8 cm); D. 13 in. (33 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 7 oz. (1550 g)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Funds from various donors, 1929
Accession Number:
29.158.53
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 376
Like costume armors that were in vogue a century earlier, this helmet mimics in steel a style of hat that was popular in the early to mid-seventeenth century.
Ex. coll.: de Léry.
Blair, Claude. European armour, circa 1066 to circa 1700. London: Batsford, 1958. p. 153, fig. 145.

Nickel, Helmut. Ullstein-Waffenbuch: Eine Kulturhistorische Waffenkunde Mit Markenverzeichnis. Berlin: Ullstein, 1974. p. 125.



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