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Helmet

Date:
ca. 1550–1600
Culture:
Turkish
Medium:
Steel, gold
Dimensions:
H. 11 in. (27.9 cm); Diam. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 3.6 oz. (1462.8 g)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number:
04.3.213
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 379
Like most Ottoman helmets of the sixteenth century, this example originally was fitted with a projecting bring, cheekpieces, and a neck plate at the back, all of which were lost long ago. The floral designs around its rim are similar to the decoration on Iznik pottery of the period.
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