Attributed to Kolman Helmschmid (German, Augsburg 1471–1532)
H. 14 5/8 in. (37.1 cm); W. 9 in. (22.9 cm); D. 12 7/8 in. (32.7 cm); Wt. 6 lb. 10 oz. (3004 g)
Gift of George D. Pratt, 1927
Not on view
This helmet combines features common to burgonets, notably the projecting peak and falling buffe, with close-helmet construction, in which all elements of the face defense pivot together at the sides of the bowl. Closed burgonets in the fluted style are particularly rare. This finely made example is etched in the manner of Daniel Hopfer (1471–1536) of Augsburg and may have been made by Kolman Helmschmid, the leading armorer of his generation, with whom Hopfer seems to have been associated.
Ex. coll.: Guillermo Casanova, marquès de Dos Aguas, Valencia, Spain.