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Close Helmet for the Tourney

Date:
late 16th century
Geography:
Augsburg
Culture:
German, Augsburg
Medium:
Steel, brass, canvas, silk
Dimensions:
H. 11 in. (27.9 cm); W. 8 13/16 in. (22.4 cm); D. 12 in. (30.5 cm); Wt. 8 lb. (3629 g)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Bequest of George D. Pratt, 1935
Accession Number:
48.149.31
Not on view
The tourney was a mock combat fought in an open field between two groups of mounted contestants armed with blunted lances and swords. Armor for the tourny usually was similar to that used in battle, with the addition of specialized reinforcing plates. This helmet retains its original silk-covered padded lining and canvas straps for adjusting the lining to the head.
Marking: Stamped on the lower left of the ventail (face and neck defense): the Augsburg fir cone mark.
Ex. coll.: Baron de Cosson; Henry G. Keasbey, Eastbourne, England.
Important Collection of European Arms and Armor from XI to XVIII Century, Formed by and Belonging to Henry Griffith Keasbey. New York: American Art Association, December 5–6, 1924. cat. no. 299, pl. XXXIII.

Grancsay, Stephen V., and Brooklyn Museum. Loan Exhibition of European Arms and Armor. Brooklyn: Brooklyn Museum, June–August 1933. p. 10, no. 41.



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