Art/ Collection/ Art Object


ca. 1550–55
Italian, Milan
Steel, gold
H. 15 1/2 in. (39.4 cm); H. of comb 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm); W. 9 in. (22.9 cm); D. 11 in. (27.9 cm); Wt. 4 lb. 9 oz. (2069.5 g)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 374
Allegorical figures of Fame and Victory are embossed on the sides of the bowl. The helmet was originally fitted with a pivoting visor and plates at the nape.
Ex. coll.: Marquis del Bosch, Valencia, Spain; Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc de Dino, Paris, France.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Heroic Armor of the Italian Renaissance: Filippo Negroli and his Contemporaries," October 8, 1998–January 17, 1999.

Thomas, Bruno, Ortwin Gamber, and Hans Schedelmann. Die Schönsten Waffen Und Rüstungen Aus Europäischen Und Amerikanischen Sammlungen. Heidelberg: Keyerische Verlagsbuchhandlung, Fig. A. 693, no. 28.

Boeheim, Wendelin. "Werke Mailänder Waffenschmiede in den Kaiserlichen Sammlungen." Jahrbuch der Kunsthistorischen Sammlungen des Allerhöchsten Kaiserhauses (1889), pp. 396–397.

Cosson, Charles Alexander. Le Cabinet d'Armes de Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc de Dino. Paris: E. Rouveyre, 1901. pp. 34–35, no. B. 30, pl. 9 opp. p. 44.

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. pp. 105, 113, fig. 49G.

Laking, Guy Francis, Charles A. de Cosson, and Francis Henry Cripps-Day. A Record of European Armour and Arms Through Seven Centuries. Vol. IV. London: G. Bell and Sons, 1920–1922. p. 159, fig. 1238.

Beard, Charles R. "A New-Found Casque by the Negroli." The Connoisseur CI pp. 293ff.

Thomas, Bruno, and Ortwin Gamber. "L'arte Milanese Dell'armatura." Storia di Milano XI p. 768.

Boccia, Lionello G., and Eduardo T. Coelho. L'Arte dell'Armatura in Italia. Milan: Bramante Editrice, 1967.

Scalini, Mario. "Mecenatismo Artistico Farnesiano ed Armature Istoriate Nella Seconda Metà del Cinquecento." Waffen- Und Kostümkunde: Zeitschrift Der Gesellschaft Für Historische Waffen Und Kostümkunde 32 pp. 15–16, fig. 20.

Pyhrr, Stuart W., José-A. Godoy, and Silvio Leydi. Heroic Armor of the Italian Renaissance: Filippo Negroli and His Contemporaries. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1998. pp. 212–215, cat. no. 41.

Williams, Alan R. "The Steel of the Negroli." Metropolitan Museum Journal (1999), pp. 110–112, figs. 24–30.

Williams, Alan. The Knight and the Blast Furnace: A History of the Metallurgy of Armour in the Middle Ages & the Early Modern Period. History of Warfare, Vol. 12. Leiden: Brill, 2002. p. 264.

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