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Close Helmet for the Tourney

Armorer:
Attributed to Kolman Helmschmid (German, Augsburg 1471–1532)
Date:
ca. 1515–20
Geography:
Augsburg
Culture:
German, Augsburg
Medium:
Steel
Dimensions:
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)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Bequest of Bashford Dean, 1928
Accession Number:
29.150.6a, b
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.
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