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Cabasset

Date:
ca. 1580–90
Geography:
possibly Antwerp
Culture:
Flemish, possibly Antwerp
Medium:
Steel, gold, copper alloy
Dimensions:
H. 10 in. (25.4 cm); W. 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm); D. 13 3/16 in. (33.5 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 12 oz. (1701 g)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number:
04.3.200
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 374
The etching is based on prints by Etienne Delaune (1518 or 1519–1582) of Paris and Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder (1525–1604) of Antwerp. The inscription on the helmet, COLLERT 1585, indicates that its decoration was done by a member of that distinguished Antwerp family of engravers and printmakers.
Inscription: Inscribed on the left side of the brim: COLLERT 1585.
Ex. coll.: Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc de Dino, Paris
Seattle, Wash. Seattle Art Museum. "The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor," March 11, 1982–June 6, 1982, no. 25.

Seattle. Seattle Art Museum. "The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," March 11–June 6, 1982.

Denver, Colo. Denver Art Museum. "The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor," July 18–October 10, 1982.

Denver. Denver Art Museum. "The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," July 18–October 10, 1982.

San Antonio. The Witte Memorial Museum. "The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," November 13, 1982–February 5, 1983.

San Antonio, Tex. Witte Museum of the San Antonio Museum Association. "The Art of Chivalry," November 13, 1982–February 5, 1983.

Minneapolis, Minn. Minneapolis Institute of Arts. "The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor," May 24–July 31, 1983, no. 25.

San Francisco. de Young Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. "The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," November 5, 1983–January 28, 1984.

San Francisco. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. "The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor," November 5, 1983–January 28, 1984, no. 25.

Detroit. Detroit Institute of Arts. "The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," March 10, 1984–June 2, 1984.

Detroit, Mich. Detroit Institute of Arts. "The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor," April 4–June 17, 1984, no. 25.

Cosson, Charles Alexander. Le Cabinet d'Armes de Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc de Dino. Paris: E. Rouveyre, 1901. p. 37, no. B 38.

Dean, Bashford, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Catalogue of European Arms and Armor. Metropolitan Museum of Art Handbook, Vol. 15. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1905. p. 114, fig. 51 J.

Mann, Sir James. "The master of the snails and dragonflies." Waffen- und Kostümkunde : Zeitschrift der Gesellschaft für Historische Waffen- und Kostümkunde, (1961), p. 22, fig. 13.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Helmut Nickel, Stuart W. Pyhrr, Leonid Tarassuk, American Federation of Arts, and Joseph P. Ascherl. The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: An Exhibition. New York: The Federation, 1982. pp. 65–66, no. 25, ill.

Richardson, Thomas, and Stuart W. Pyhrr. "The Journal of the Arms & Armour Society." The "Master of the Snails and Dragonflies" Identified, (Sept. 1994), pp. 347–349, 357–362.

Norman, A. V. B., Ian Eaves, and Howard L. Blackmore. Arms & Armour In The Collection Of Her Majesty The Queen: European Armour. 1 ed. London: Royal Collection Trust, 2016. p. 288.

La Rocca, Donald J. How to Read European Armor. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2017. p. 47, fig. 55.

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