Date: ca. 1475
Geography: probably Burgundy or Flanders
Culture: Western European, probably Burgundy or Flanders
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)
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number: 04.3.228
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.