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Visored Sallet

ca. 1475
possibly French or Flemish
H. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm); W. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm); D. 12 1/2 in. (31.8 cm); Wt. 4 lb. 1 oz. (1843 g)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373
The distinctive shape of this sallet identifies it as French or Flemish, examples of which are much rarer than the well-known types of sallets from Germany.
Marking: Stamped on the right side of the back of the helmet bowl: a crowned shield.
Ex coll.: Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc de Dino, Paris
Flint. Flint Institute of Arts. "The Art of the Armorer," December 7, 1967–April 1, 1968, no. 20.

Indianapolis. Indianapolis Museum of Art. "Treasures from the Metropolitan," October 25, 1970–January 3, 1971, no. 32.

Oklahoma City. Oklahoma Museum of Art. "Songs of Glory: Medieval Art from 900–1500," January 22–April 29, 1985, no. 150.

Cosson, Charles Alexander. Le Cabinet d'Armes de Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc de Dino. Paris: E. Rouveyre, 1901. p. 25, no. B.12, pl. 8.

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. no. 15, ill. fig. 50 J.

Flint Institute of Arts and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Art of the Armorer. Flint, Mich., 1967. no. 20 (ill.).

Nicholas, Michael, and G. A. Embleton. Armies of Medieval Burgundy, 1364–1477. Men-at-Arms 144. London: Osprey, 1983. p. 15, no. 144, ill. fig. H.

Mickenberg, David, David Rust, Susan Caldwell, and Peter Barnet. "an exhibition by Oklahoma Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK, Jan 22 - Apr 29, 1985." In Songs of Glory: Medieval Art from 900-1500. Oklahoma City, OK: Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 1985. p. 360, no. 150.

Karcheski, Walter J., and Thom Richardson. The Medieval Armour from Rhodes. Leeds: Royal Armouries, 2000. p. 10, fig. 1.12.

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