Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Armet with Mask Visor in Form of a Rooster

ca. 1530
probably Augsburg
German, probably Augsburg
H. 10 3/16 in. (25.9 cm); W. 9 in. (22.9 cm); D. 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm); Wt. 6 lb. 6 oz. (2892 g)
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Bequest of Bashford Dean, 1928
Accession Number:
Not on view
This helmet is remarkable for the three-dimensional figure of a rooster's head in the center of the visor, which is an outstanding example of sculpture in steel and is unprecedented even among mask visors.
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. "The Triumph of Humanism: A Visual Survey of the Decorative Arts of the Renaissance," October 22, 1977–January 8, 1978.

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