Armorer Pietro da Castello Italian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373

Most Italian barbutes have a T-shaped face opening. The rounded eye openings and pointed nasal of this helmet are very unusual. It is stamped with two marks, a castle and the letter P beneath a split cross, identified as the armorer Pietro da Castello (documented in Brescia from 1469 to 1486, died before 1498).

Barbute, Pietro da Castello (Italian, Brescia, documented 1469–86, died before 1498), Steel, Italian, Brescia

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