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Close Helmet for a Boy

Armorer:
Possibly attributed to Kolman Helmschmid (German, Augsburg 1471–1532)
Armorer:
Possibly attributed to Desiderius Helmschmid (German, Augsburg, 1513–1579)
Decorator:
Etching in the style of Daniel Hopfer (German, Kaufbeuren 1471–1536 Augsburg)
Date:
ca. 1530–40
Geography:
Augsburg
Culture:
German, Augsburg
Medium:
Steel, leather, copper alloy
Dimensions:
H. 11 in. (27.9 cm); W. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm); D. 11 in. (27.9 cm); Wt. 4 lb. 4 oz. (1921 g)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
14.25.621
Not on view
The form and decoration of this helmet relate closely to the late work of Kolman Helmschmid and early pieces by his son Desiderius, both leading armorers who worked for the Habsburg court. The etching is in the style of Daniel Hopfer (1470–1536), a prolific Augsburg printmaker and armor decorator.
Ex. colls.: Sir Andrew Fontaine, Narford Hall, Norfolk, England; William H. Riggs, Paris
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