Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Helmet Crest for the Burgonet of Sforza Pallavicino (1519–1585)

ca. 1560
Italian, Milan
Steel, gold
7 5/8 x 4 1/16 x 6 1/2 in. (19.4 x 10.3 x 16.5 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 8 oz. (675 g)
Helmet Crests
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. George Henry Warren, in memory of her husband, 1972
Accession Number:
Not on view
Ex colls.: Max and Maurice Rosenheim, London; Clarence Mackay, Roslyn, Long Island; George H. Warren, Newport, Rhode Island
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "European Helmets 1450–1650: Treasures from the Reserve Collection," January 25, 2000–January 2001.

Geneva. Musée Rath, Musées d'Art et d'Histoire de Genève. "Parures Triomphales. Le maniérisme dans l'art de l'armure italienne," March 20–July 20, 2003.

Rosenheim Collections: Works of Art Comprising Seal Matrices, rings, Jewellery, Cameos, Silver, Ivories, Instruments, Bronzes. London: Sotheby's, London, May 9–11, 1923. lot 478, ill.

Cripps-Day, Francis Henry. A Record of Armour Sales, 1881–1924. London: G. Bell and Sons, 1925. p. 267, fig. 204.

Mann, J. G. "The Lost Armoury of the Gonzagas, Part II: The Libro Aquila." The Archaeological Journal 100 (1945). pp. 37–38, pl. XL (A.).

Tarassuk, Leonid. "Deux Remarquables Armures Italiennes du XVIe Siècle à l'Ermitage." Armi Antiche III (September 1956). pp. 28–30, fig. 5.

"Departmental Accessions, July 1, 1971–June 30, 1972." Metropolitan Museum Journal VII (1973). p. 164.

Nickel, Helmut. "Arms and Armor." In The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Notable Acquisitions, 1965–1975. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1975. p. 44, ill.

Thomas, Bruno, and Ortwin Gamber. Katalog Der Leibrüstkammer, I. Teil, Der Zeitraum Von 500 Bis 1530. Vienna: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, 1976. p. 60.

Laking, Guy Francis, Charles Alexander Cosson, Francis Henry Cripps-Day, and Claude Blair. A Record of European Armour and Arms Through Seven Centuries. Vol. 6. Cambridge: Ken Trotman Ltd., 2000. p. 267, fig. 204.

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. p. 25, no. 35, ill.

Godoy, José-A., and Silvio Leydi. Parures Triomphales: Le Maniérisme dans l'Art de l'Armure Italienne. Milan: 5 Continents, 2003. pp. 95, 419–420, no. 14, ill. p. 95.

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