possibly Turkish, Istanbul, in the style of Turkman armor
Steel, iron, gold, copper alloy
H. including cheek defense 15 1/2 in. (39.4 cm); H. including nasal 15 1/2 in. (39.4 cm); H. excluding cheek defense and nasal 10 in. (25.4 cm); W. 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm); D. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 15.4 oz. (1797.4 g)
This is one of the few conical helmets of the period to retain its original brim, nasal, cheeks, and nape defense. The brass trim, engraved with a zigzag motif, is typical of Mamluk and Ottoman helmets about 1500
[Bachereau, either Victor Reverchon or his nephew Louis Rerverchon, before November 18, 1935; sold to Stone]; George Cameron Stone, New York (by 1934–d. November 18, 1935; his bequest to MMA).
Stone, George Cameron. A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor in All Countries and in All Times, Together with Some Closely Related Subjects. Portland, Maine, 1934. pp. 38, 42, fig. 51, no. 1, fig. 55.
Alexander, David, Stuart W. Pyhrr, and Will Kwiatkowski. Islamic Arms and Armor in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2015. pp. 92-94, cat. no. 32, ill.
Artist: Workshop of Ahmed Tekelü (possibly Iranian, active Istanbul, ca. 1520–30)Date: ca. 1525–30Medium: Steel, gold, ivory (walrus), silver, turquoise, pearls, rubiesAccession: 1993.14On view in:Gallery 380