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Close Helmet for the Tilt

Date:
1573
Geography:
Augsburg
Culture:
German, Augsburg
Medium:
Steel, gold, brass
Dimensions:
H. 11 3/4 in. (29.8 cm); W. 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm); D. 11 15/16 in. (30.3 cm); Wt. 6 lb. 13 oz. (3090 g)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Gift of George D. Pratt, 1934
Accession Number:
34.77
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 371
The helmet is part of a richly decorated armor made for one of the princes Radziwill of Poland for use in the field and the tournament. The Polish eagle appears in the etched ornament; the date 1573 is etched on another piece from this same armor, which is in the Art Institute of Chicago.
Marking: Marked on the interor of the bowl, on the right side near the base: A within a pearled border (the town mark of Augsburg).
Ex. coll.: Dr. Vsevold Arendt, Moscow; George D. Pratt.
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