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ca. 1550
Italian, Milan
Steel, gold
H. 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm); H. of comb 2 1/16 in. (5.3 cm); W. 8 3/16 in. (20.8 cm); D. 13 1/4 in. (33.7 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 5 oz. (1502 g)
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 374
William H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
London. South Kensington Museum. "The Meyrick Collection of Ancient Armour," 1869.

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Unknown. "Rüstungen und Waffen." In Meyers Konversations-Lexikon. Leipzig: Bibliographisches Institut, fig. no. 11.

Meyrick, Samuel Rush. A Critical Inquiry into Antient Armour: As It Existed in Europe, but Particularly in England, from the Norman Conquest to the Reign of King Charles II, with a Glossary of Military Terms of the Middle Ages. Vol. III. 1st ed. London: Robert Jennings, London, 1824. p. 47, pl. LXVIII.

Skelton, Joseph. Engraved Illustrations of Antient [sic] Arms and Armour: From the Collection of Llewelyn Meyrick ... at Goodrich Court, Herefordshire. Vol. I. London, 1830. pl. LXX, figs. 2–3.

Jolimont, François Gabriel Théodore Busset de, Jules Gagniet, and Caroline Naudet. Recueil D'objets D'art Et De Curiosités. Paris: C. Naudet, 1836–38. pl. 4.

Perrot, A.M., and s.n.??. Panoplie: Armes de Tous les Temps et de Tous les Peuples. Vol. 2. Paris, 1864–1865. p. 77, pl. L, fig. 18.

Victoria and Albert Museum and J. R. Planché. Catalogue of the Armour and Miscellaneous Objects of Art Known As the Meyrick Collection, Lent by Colonel Meyrick of Goodrich Court, Herefordshire and Exhibited at the South Kensington Museum. London: H. M. Stationery Office, 1869. p. 39, no. 530.

Hôtel Drouot. Sculptures En Ivoire Du Xie Au Xvie Siècle. Paris: Hôtel Drouot, April 7–8, 1879. p. 38, no. 74.

Giraud, Jean-Baptiste. Les Arts Du Métal: Recueil Descriptif Et Raisonné Des Principaux Objets Ayant Figuré À L'exposition De 1880 De L'union Centrale Des Beaux-Arts. Paris: A. Quantin, 1881. pl. XXX.

Galerie Georges Petit and Charles Yriarte. Objets D'art, De Haute Curiosité Et D'ameublement. Paris: Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, May 10–14, 1886. p.36, no. 135.

Dean, Bashford. Handbook of Arms and Armor: European and Oriental, Including the William H. Riggs Collection, the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: Gilliss Press, January 1915. pl. XXXV.

Dean, Bashford. Handbook of Arms and Armor: European and Oriental, Including the William H. Riggs Collection, the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 3rd ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, April 1921. pl. XXXV.

Dean, Bashford, and Robert T. Nichol. Handbook of Arms and Armor, European and Oriental, edited by Stephen V. Grancsay. 4th ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 1930. fig. 85.

Williams, Alan R. "The Steel of the Negroli." Metropolitan Museum Journal 34 (1999). p. 118, figs. 54–55.

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. 244.

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