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Helmet

Date:
16th century
Culture:
Spanish
Medium:
straw, metal, silk
Dimensions:
H.: 6 ½ in. ( 16.5 cm). L.: 11 ½ in. (29.2 cm). W. 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1932
Accession Number:
32.132
Not on view

This unusual plaited-straw helmet-shaped hat is very similar in both shape and ornament to contemporary steel military helmets. However, this highly decorative example was likely worn by a high-ranking official for festive peacetime occasions.

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