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Barbute

Armorer:
Jacopo da Cannobio, called Bichignola (Italian, Brescia, active ca. 1460)
Date:
ca. 1460
Geography:
Brescia
Culture:
Italian, Brescia
Medium:
Steel
Dimensions:
H. 11 3/8 in. (28.9 cm); W. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm); D. 10 5/8 in. (27 cm); Wt. 5 lb. 4 oz. (2381 g)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. George A. Douglass, in memory of her husband, 1960
Accession Number:
60.151
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373
This barbute is stamped with the mark attributed to the Brescian armorer Jacopo da Cannobio, called Bichignola, and with the lion of Saint Mark, which signified ownership by the Republic of Venice.
Marking: Stamped on the right cheek: the lion of Saint Mark (the stamp of the Republic of Venice);
Stamped twice at back of the bowl on the right: a horned animal head (goat or ram), and the letters IdB surmounted by a double cross with a split foot.
Ex. coll.: Baron C.A. de Cosson, Florence; George A. Douglass, New York City
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