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Helmet

Date:
ca. 1550
Geography:
Milan or Brescia
Culture:
Italian, Milan or Brescia
Medium:
Steel, gold, silver
Dimensions:
H. 11 3/4 in. (29.9 cm); W. 14 in. (35.6 cm); D. 14 in. (35.6 cm); Wt. 6 lb. 14 oz. (3128 g)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1929
Accession Number:
29.17
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 374
The fantastic appearance of this helmet, with its visor shaped like a griffin's head and the comb of the bowl raised into the form of a serpent's body, indicates that it was part of an elaborate pageant armor.
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