Art/ Collection/ Art Object


ca. 1470
Steel, leather
H. 11 in. (27.9 cm); W. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm); D. 11 in. (27.9 cm); Wt. 5 lb. 12 oz. (2615 g)
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
Not on view
William H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
Hagerstown. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. "Medieval and Renaissance Arms and Armor, loan exhibtion from MMA," February 27–March 31, 1955, no. 20.

Newark. Newark Museum Association. "Medieval and Renaissance Arms and Armor, loan exhibtion from MMA," May 15–September 15, 1955, no. 20.

Gay, Victor. Le Glossaire Archéologique Du Moyen Âge Et De La Renaissance Par M. Victor Gay. Vol. I. Paris: A. Quantin, 1887. p. 119 (middle drawing ill. MMA piece).

Aroldi, Aldo M. Armi e Armature Italiane Fino al XVIII Secolo. Milan: Bramante Editrice, 1961. fig. 73 (our helmet ill.).

Williams, Alan. The Knight and the Blast Furnace: A History of the Metallurgy of Armour in the Middle Ages & the Early Modern Period. History of Warfare, Vol. 12. Leiden: Brill, 2002. p. 188 (microstructure of MMA piece examined, found to be medium-carbon steel, air cooled).

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