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War Hat

Date:
1450–1500
Culture:
probably Italian
Medium:
Steel, copper alloy
Dimensions:
H. 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm); W. 10 3/8 in. (26.3 cm); D. 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 12 oz. (1701 g)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number:
04.3.236
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373
Although very few survive today, war hats of this general type were one of the most popular forms of infantry helmets throughout western Europe for much of the fifteenth century.
Ex coll.: Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc de Dino, Paris.Charles Maurice Camille de Talleyrand-Périgord, duc de Dino, Paris, France (until 1904; sold to MMA)
Los Angeles. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "Loan Exhibition of Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," January 15–March 18, 1953, no. 3.

Los Angeles. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "Medieval and Renaissance Arms and Armor, loan exhibtion from MMA," January 15–March 18, 1953.

San Francisco. California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. "Loan Exhibition of Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 18–June 7, 1953, no. 3.

San Francisco. Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. "Medieval and Renaissance Arms and Armor, loan exhibtion from MMA," April 18, 1953–June 7, 1953, no. 3.

Pittsburgh. Department of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute. "Loan Exhibition of Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," October 1953–April 1954, no. 3.

Pittsburgh. Department of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute. "Medieval and Renaissance Arms and Armor, loan exhibtion from MMA," October, 1953–April, 1954, no. 3.

Philadelphia. Rosenbach Museum and Library. "Hernando Cortes and the Spanish Conquest," January 19–April 15, 1981 (no catalogue.

Princeton. Princeton University Art Museum. "The Book of Kings: Art, War, and the Morgan Library's Medieval Picture Bible," March 6–June 6, 2004, no. 32.

Cosson, Charles Alexander. Le Cabinet d'Armes de Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc de Dino. Paris: E. Rouveyre, 1901. p. 24, no. B. 9, pl. 8.

Gilchrist, Helen I. A Catalogue of the Collection of Arms and Armor Presented to the Cleveland Museum of Art by Mr. and Mrs. John Long Severance 1916–1923. Cleveland: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1924. p. 41, no. B2.

Grancsay, Stephen V. Loan Exhibition of Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1953. p. 8, no. 3.

Boccia, Lionello G., and Eduardo T. Coelho. L'Arte dell'Armatura in Italia. Milan: Bramante Editrice, 1967. p. 143.

Nickel, Helmut. Ullstein-Waffenbuch: Eine Kulturhistorische Waffenkunde. Mit Markenverzeichnis. Berlin: Ullstein, 1974. p. 83, ill.



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