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Burgonet

Date:
1575–1600
Geography:
Augsburg
Culture:
German, Augsburg
Medium:
Steel, gold, pigment, brass, textile
Dimensions:
H. 12 1/4 in. (31.1 cm); W. 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm); D. 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm); Wt. 4 lb. (1802 g)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Gift of Clarence H. Mackay, 1922
Accession Number:
22.168
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 371
Helmets of this type probably were worn by the mounted troops of the bodyguards of the prince-electors of Saxony. This helmet retains its original padded lining covered with yellow silk.
Marking: Stamped on the umbril (visor): the Augsburg fir cone mark.
Samuel. J. Whawell (1857-1926)
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