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Attributed in part to Kolman Helmschmid
(German, Augsburg, 1471–1532)
Armor for Man-3/4 Armor
Gorget: Bashford Dean Memorial Collection
Bequest of Bashford Dean, 1928
Body armor: Bashford Dean Memorial Collection
Gift of Mrs. Bashford Dean, 1929
Helmet: Gift of Alan Rutherfurd Stuyvesant, 1950
29.150.152; 29.151.3; 50.237.2
The helmet, pauldrons (shoulder defenses), and vambraces (arm defenses) of this armor are attributed to Kolman Helmschmid based on comparison with his known works. The helmet’s distinctive snub-nosed visor appears to be a form that he originated and used on three other helmets, all dating from the mid-1520s. The decoration of these elements is typical of the style of Daniel Hopfer of Augsburg (about 1470–1536), a celebrated armor-etcher and printmaker, who is known to have decorated armors made by members of the the Helmschmid family.The remainder of this armor is composed of southern German elements from about 1520 to 1530, except for minor restorations.
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