- second half 16th century
- Steel, gold, copper alloy
- H. 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm); Diam. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 4.3 oz. (1482.7 g)
- Credit Line:
- Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
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This example was originally fitted with a brim and a sliding nasal bar, cheek pieces, and a nape defense. A complete helmet of this type is also in the Metropolitan Museum's collection (acc. no. 36.25.126). The decoration around the rim consists of lotus blossoms and split leaf palmettes on intertwining stems. Similar foliate ornament is found on Ottoman textiles, ceramics, and metalwork of the period.