Costume Armor and Sword in the Classical Style

Maker: Helmet includes original paper label of Hallé (French, Paris, active ca. 1780–1800)
Date: ca. 1788–90
Culture: French, Paris
Medium: Linen, papier-mâché, bole, gold leaf, graphite (helmet); silk, cotton, metal coils and spangles, metallic yarn (tunic); steel, wood, gesso, silver, gold leaf (sword)
Dimensions: Helmet, 15 3/4 x 7 11/16 x 13 3/4 in. (40 x 19.5 x 35 cm); Armor, 26 3/4 x 22 7/16 x 11 in. (68 x 57 x 28 cm); Sword L., 31 7/8 in. (81 cm)
Classification: Costumes
Credit Line: Armor: Funds from various donors, 1988; sword: Purchase, Gift of Estate of James Hazen Hyde, by exchange, and Rogers Fund, 1995
Accession Number: 1988.65.1–.2; 1995.93a, b

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