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Sallet

Armorer:
Matthes Deutsch (German, Landshut, documented 1485–1505)
Date:
ca. 1490
Geography:
Landshut
Culture:
German, Landshut
Medium:
Steel, textile
Dimensions:
H. 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm); W. 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm); D. 15 in. (38.1 cm); Wt. 9 lb. 4 oz. (4190 g)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Bequest of Bashford Dean, 1928
Accession Number:
29.150.8a
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373
The unusually heavy weight of this sallet suggests that it may have been intended for use in tournaments rather than in battle.
Marking: Marked on the tail of the helmet, the linden-leaf mark of Matthes Deutsch (documented 1485–1505) of Landshut, Germany.
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