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Bascinet

Date:
ca. 1350–1400, with later restorations
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Steel, plaster
Dimensions:
H. 10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm); W. 7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm); D. 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm); Wt. including restorations 4 lb. (1815 g)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Funds from various donors, 1929
Accession Number:
29.158.43
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373
The pierced studs around the cheeks and lower edge are for the attachment of an aventail (a defense of mail covering the lower face, neck, and shoulders).
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.

Pyhrr, Stuart W. "European Armor from the Imperial Ottoman Arsenal." Metropolitan Museum Journal 24 (1989). p. 113, n. 17.



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