Art/ Collection/ Art Object


ca. 1500–1510
British or Flemish
Steel, pigment
H. 11 3/4 in. (29.9 cm); W. 9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm); D. 12 1/2 in. (31.8 cm); Wt. 8 lb. 1 oz. (3655 g)
Credit Line:
Gift of George D. Pratt, 1925
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373
This helmet is one of the most complete and best-preserved examples of a distinctly English or Flemish armet.
Ex coll.: Keasebey, Am. Art Gal. Sale Cat. 1925, Pt. II, no. 306
London. Ironmonger's Hall. "London 1861," May, 1861 A catalogue of the antiquities and works of art exhibited at Ironmonger's Hall of 2 volumes. This helmet is found in vol. 1, p. 180.

London. New Gallery. "Exhibition of the Royal House of Tudor," 1890–April 6, 1890, no. 692 Helmet lent by C. A. de Cosson.

British Archaeological Association. Journal of the British Archaeological Association (1848).

Burges, W., and Charles A. de Cosson. "Accompanied by Critical Notes by the Baron de Cosson, F.R.G.S., and W. Burges, A.R.A., The Plates Drawn by W.G.B. Lewis." In Ancient Helmets and Examples of Mail: A Catalogue of the Objects Exhibited in the Rooms of the Royal Archaeological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. London: The Royal Archaeological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, 1881. p. 57, no. 40, pl. III, fig. 36.

New Gallery. Exhibition of the Royal House of Tudor: The New Gallery, Regent Street. London: The Gallery, 1890. no. 692.

American Art Galleries and American Art Association, Inc. European arms and armor from VI to XVIII century, Part II. American Art Galleries, New York: American Art Association, Inc., November 28,1925. Pt. II, 2nd session.

Dean, Bashford, and Robert T. Nichol. Handbook of Arms and Armor, European and Oriental, edited by Stephen V. Grancsay. 4th ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 1930. p. 90, fig. 47.

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