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)
Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 379
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
George Cameron Stone, New York (by 1934–d. November 18, 1935; his bequest to MMA).
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