Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Barbute

Date:
15th century
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Steel, leather
Dimensions:
H. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm); W. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm); D. 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm); Wt. 5 lb. 3 oz.(2353 g)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
14.25.581
Not on view
William H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
Grancsay, Stephen V. European Arms and Armor: a Loan Exhibition. Louisville, KY: J. B. Speed Art Museum, November 15–December 28, 1952. no. 9.

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. 189 (microstructure of MMA piece examined, found to be low-carbon steel, air cooled).



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