Attributed to Kolman Helmschmid (German, Augsburg 1471–1532)
H. 12 1/2 in. (31.8 cm); W. 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm); D. 11 7/16 in. (29.1 cm); Wt. 8 lb. 8 oz. (3866 g)
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Bequest of Bashford Dean, 1928
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 374
The visor is fitted with an unusual reinforce depicting the type of grille defense that might be used on a helmet intended for a tournament with swords or clubs. This suggests it was originally part of a garniture that included exchangeable pieces for battle and tournament use.