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  • Helmet (backview), 16th century
    Spanish
    Yellow straw with applied ornament of cut velvet; L. 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1932 (32.132)

    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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  • Helmet (backview), 16th century
    Spanish
    Yellow straw with applied ornament of cut velvet; L. 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1932 (32.132)

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