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Closed Burgonet

Date:
ca. 1560
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Steel, gold
Dimensions:
H. 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm); W. 10 in. (25.4 cm); D. 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm); Wt. 8 lb. 4 oz. (3755 g)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Gift of Miss Harriet M. Dean, 1929
Accession Number:
29.152.2
Not on view
On cavalry helmets of this type, the face defense, called a falling buffe, can be lowered in three sections for better visibility and ventilation. This example has distinctive etched and gilded decoration featuring scrolling vines ending in dragon heads and cornucopias.
Ex colls.: Marchesa de Salvo di Ferrara, Palermo; Bashford Dean, New York
Grancsay, Stephen V. Loan Exhibition of Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, January 15-March 18, 1953. no. 28.

"L'Armeria del Vicerè di Sicilia in una Mostra a Milano." Arte Figurativa Antica e Moderna 6 (1958). pp. 25-29.

Pyhrr, Stuart W. European Helmets, 1450–1650: Treasures from the Reserve Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000. p. 26, no. 38, ill.



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