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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.

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.

Dean, Bashford. Notes on Arms and Armor. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1916.

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

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