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)
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Gift of Miss Harriet M. Dean, 1929
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
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "European Helmets 1450–1650: Treasures from the Reserve Collection," January 25, 2000–May 13, 2002.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department," October 2, 2012–October 13, 2014.
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.