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Armet

Date:
ca. 1430–40
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Steel, copper alloy
Dimensions:
H. 10 in. (25.4 cm); W. 8 in. (20.3 cm); D. 10 15/16 in. (27.8 cm); Wt. 9 lb. 7 oz. (4288 g)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Funds from various donors, 1929
Accession Number:
29.158.5
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373
In Italy from 1410 to 1510, the armet was the standard helmet for cavalry. This rare early example has flanges to protect the hinges of the cheekpieces and a staple at the front where a visor was secured.
Chalcis, Greece
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Stephen V. Grancsay, and Carl Otto von Kienbusch. The Bashford Dean Collection of Arms and Armor in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Portland, Maine: Southworth Press for the Armor and Arms Club of New York City, 1933. p. 126-127, no. 41, pl.IV.

Nickel, Helmut. Ullstein-Waffenbuch: Eine Kulturhistorische Waffenkunde Mit Markenverzeichnis. Berlin: Ullstein, 1974. p. 82, ill.

Boccia, Lionello G., Fabio Rossi, and Marco Morin. Armi e Armature Lombarde. Milan: Electa, 1980. p. 64, fig. 46.

Karcheski, Walter J., and Thom Richardson. The Medieval Armour from Rhodes. Leeds: Royal Armouries, 2000. p. 2.

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. 172.

Fallows, Noel. Jousting in Medieval and Renaissance Iberia. Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2010. p. 77, fig. 22.



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