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Sallet

Date:
ca. 1500–1510
Culture:
German
Medium:
Steel, copper alloy, leather
Dimensions:
H. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm); W. 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm); D. 12 in. (30.5 cm); Wt. 6 lb. 3 oz. (2820 g)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Funds from various donors, 1929
Accession Number:
29.158.27
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373
The ventilation holes in the visor, forming an X-shape or saltire, allude to the Cross of St. Andrew, a Burgundian emblem that was adopted by the Habsburgs and used as an insignia by imperial German troops.
Ex. coll.: Arsenal of St. Irene, Constantinople.
Pyhrr, Stuart W. "European Armor from the Imperial Ottoman Arsenal." Metropolitan Museum Journal 24 (1989). pp. 94–95, 98–100, figs. 17g, 26–27.



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