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Tournament Helm

Date:
ca. 1490
Culture:
possibly British or Flemish
Medium:
Steel, leather, textile, copper alloy
Dimensions:
H. 15 3/4 in. (40 cm); W. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm); D. 13 1/4 in. (33.7 cm); Wt. 12 lb. 12 oz. (5783 g)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
14.25.591
Not on view
For the tournament fought on foot in an enclosed field. Said to have come from Saint Mary's Church at Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, where it may have hung over the tomb of its owner.
La Rocca, Donald J. The Academy of the Sword: Illustrated Fencing Books 1500–1800. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1998. p. 21, ill.



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