War Hat

Date: ca. 1475

Geography: probably Burgundy or Flanders

Culture: Western European, probably Burgundy or Flanders

Medium: Steel

Dimensions: H. 10 3/16 in. (25.9 cm); W. 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm); D. 14 5/8 in. (37.1 cm); Wt. 6 lb. 7 oz. (2920 g)

Classification: Helmets

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1904

Accession Number: 04.3.228

Description

The graceful spiral shape distinguishes this as a masterpiece of fifteenth-century armor making. Similar war hats, usually with gilt ornaments mounted on the apex, are often represented in Franco-Burgundian tapestries.

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