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ca. 1510–15
possibly British or Flemish
H. 11 3/4 in. (29.8 cm); W. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm); D. 12 7/8 in. (32.7 cm); Wt. 9 lb. 9 oz. (4350 g)
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373
Developed in Italy as a close fitting and highly protective cavalry helmet, armets were also made in England and Flanders following Italian models.
William H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "David and Bathsheba," May 14–September 3, 1970 not in catalogue.

Gay, Victor. Glossaire Archéologique du Moyen Âge et de la Renaissance. Vol. v. 1. Paris: Librairie de la Société bibliographie, 1887. p. 69 (ill. under "Armet").

Nicholas, Michael, and G. A. Embleton. Armies of Medieval Burgundy, 1364–1477. Men-at-Arms 144. London: Osprey, 1983. no. 220.

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