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ca. 1490, with later additions
Milan; said to have been found in Norfolk
Italian, Milan
Steel, brass
H. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm); W. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm); D. 12 7/8 in. (32.7 cm); Wt. 6 lb. 7 oz. (2903 g)
Credit Line:
Gift of George D. Pratt, 1928
Accession Number:
Not on view
Ex colls.: Evelyn Whitehead, London; S.J. Whawell, London; Seymour Lucas, R.A., London; Henry G. Keasbey, Eastbourne, England; George D. Pratt, New York
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "European Helmets 1450–1650: Treasures from the Reserve Collection," January 25, 2000–May 13, 2002.

Catalogue of the Collection of Armour and Arms...of Robert Wharton, Esq. of Waplington Hall, Yorks, and Partly Formed by A. Wharton, Esq.. London: Christie's, London, March 15–17, 1899. lot 158.

"Exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington." In Catalogue of the Collection of Armour & Arms Formed by John Seymour Lucas for the Past Eight Years. London: Christie's, London, May 27, 1903. lot 27.

Laking, Guy Francis, Charles Alexander Cosson, and Francis Henry Cripps-Day. A Record of European Armour and Arms through Seven Centuries. Vol. 2. London: G. Bell and Sons, 1920. pp. 88–89, fig. 442 C.

Important Collection of European Arms and Armor from XI to XVIII Century: Formed by and Belonging to Henry Griffith Keasbey. New York: American Art Association, December 5–6, 1924. lot 302, pl. 35.

Pyhrr, Stuart W. "S.J. Whawell and the Art Market." The Eleventh Park Lane Arms Fair (1994). p. 22.

Laking, Guy Francis, Charles Alexander Cosson, Francis Henry Cripps-Day, and Claude Blair. A Record of European Armour and Arms Through Seven Centuries. Vol. 2. Cambridge: Ken Trotman Ltd., 2000. pp. 88–89, fig. 442 C.

Pyhrr, Stuart W. European Helmets, 1450–1650: Treasures from the Reserve Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000. pp. 14, 46, no. 16, ill.

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