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Sallet

Armorer:
Attributed to Hans Blarer the Younger (German, Basel, documented 1453–83)
Date:
ca. 1470–80
Geography:
Basel
Culture:
German, Basel
Medium:
Steel
Dimensions:
H. 9 3/4 (24.8 cm); W. 8 in. (20.2 cm); D. 14 3/4 (37.4 cm); Wt. 7 lb. 2 oz. (3232 g)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Funds from various donors, 1929
Accession Number:
29.158.11
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373
During the fifteenth century, the city of Basel, which became part of the Swiss Confederation in 1501, was a thriving center for armor making. Despite this fact, almost no armor from Basel can be identified today.
The maker's mark on this helmet allows it to be recogniazed as the only known surviving helmet made by an armorer of Basel. It also demostrates that armor from Basel could be of comparable quality to that from such well-known centers as Innsbruck, Augsburg, and Nuremberg, examples of which are also displayed in gallery 373.
Count Hans Wilczek, Kreuzenstein Castle, Leobendorf, Austria (until d. 1922; remaining in Kreuzenstein until 1927; sold to Dean); Bashford Dean, New York (1927–until d. 1928; sold to MMA through his estate, 1929)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "European Helmets 1450–1650: Treasures from the Reserve Collection," January 25, 2000–May 13, 2002.

Katonah. Katonah Museum of Art. "Love and Courtship in the Middle Ages," October 2, 2005–January 1, 2006.

Minneapolis. Minneapolis Institute of Arts. "Long-term loan," December 1, 2005–November 2010.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Stephen V. Grancsay, and Carl Otto von Kienbusch. The Bashford Dean Collection of Arms and Armor in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Portland, Maine: Southworth Press for the Armor and Arms Club of New York City, 1933. no. 39, pl. 4.

Karcheski, Walter J., and Thom Richardson. The Medieval Armour from Rhodes. Leeds: Royal Armouries, 2000. p. 25.

Pyhrr, Stuart W. European Helmets, 1450–1650: Treasures from the Reserve Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jan 25, 2000 - Dec 30, 2000. pp. 11, 46, no. 12, ill.

Terjanian, Pierre. "Armor Made in Basel: a Fifteenth-Century Sallet Attributed to Hans Blarer the Younger." Metropolitan Museum Journal 36 (2001). pp. 155–159, figs. 1–2.



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