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Close Helmet

Attributed to Giovan Paolo Negroli (Italian, Milan ca. 1513–1569)
ca. 1540–45
Italian, Milan
Steel, copper alloy, gold
H. 10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm); W. 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm); D. 15 in. (38.1 cm); Wt. 6 lb. 8 oz. (3068 g)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Rogers Fund and George D. Pratt Gift, 1926
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 374
This helmet is very close in design and workmanship to the signed breastplate by Giovan Paolo (14.25.1855) ad therefore can be attributed to him with confidence.
Ex coll.: François (Balafré) de Lorraine, duc de Guise; Duc de Luynes; Bachereau; Whawell.
Paris. Palais de la Présidence du Corps Législatif. "Notice Sommaire des Objets d'Art Exposés dans le Palais de la Présidence du Corps Législatif, le 23 Avril 1874, au Profit des Alsaciens-Lorrains en Algérie," April 23, 1874.

Société de Protection des Alsaciens et Lorrains Demeurés Français. Notice Sommaire Des Objets D'art: Exposés Dans Le Palais De La Présidence Du Corps Législatif, Le 23 Avr. 1874, Au Profit Des Alsaciens-Lorrains En Algérie. Paris: J. Glaye, 1874. p. 107, no. 18.

Guérinet, Armand. Le Château Historique de Dampierre: Reproductions en Phototypie; Intérieurs des Appartements de Réception, Détails de Sculpture Ornementale, Mobilier Historique, Peintures, Statues, Cheminées, Bronzes d'Art, Etc., Etc.. Paris: Armand Guérinet, 1905. pl. 9.

Dean, Bashford. "Embossed Milanese Casque by Paulus de Negroli." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 21, no. 1 (June 1926). pp. 138–141.

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. 133, fig. 81.

Thomas, Bruno, and Ortwin Gamber. "L'arte Milanese Dell'armatura." Storia di Milano XI (1958). p. 795.

Scalini, Mario. Armature All'eroica Dei Negroli. Specchio del Bargelo, Vol. 38. Firenze: Museo Nazionale del Bargello, 1987. p. 33, fig. 23.

Pyhrr, Stuart W. "S.J. Whawell and the Art Market." The Eleventh Park Lane Arms Fair: Sunday 6th February 1994: the Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, London W1 : 10.30 AM–6.00 PM (1994). pp. 18, 20–21.

Pyhrr, Stuart W., José-A. Godoy, and Silvio Leydi. Heroic Armor of the Italian Renaissance: Filippo Negroli and His Contemporaries. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1998. pp. 235–239, cat. no. 46.

Williams, Alan R. "The Steel of the Negroli." Metropolitan Museum Journal 34 (1999). pp. 114–115, figs. 37–41.

Williams, Alan. The Knight and the Blast Furnace: A History of the Metallurgy of Armour in the Middle Ages & the Early Modern Period. History of Warfare, Vol. 12. Leiden: Brill, 2002. p. 255.

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