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Close Helmet with Falling Buffe

Armorer:
Attributed to Pompeo della Cesa (Italian, Milan, ca. 1537–1610)
Date:
ca. 1590–95
Geography:
Milan
Culture:
Italian, Milan
Medium:
Steel, gold
Dimensions:
H. 11 in. (27.9 cm); W. 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm); D. 12 1/2 in. (31.8 cm); Wt. 6 lb. 2 oz. (2778 g)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
14.25.603
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 371
Samuel Rush Meyrick, Goodrich Court, Herefordshire; William H. Riggs, Paris.William H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
London. South Kensington Museum. "The Meyrick Collection of Ancient Armour," 1869, no. 711 (possibly this helmet, russet ground noted, later acquired by Riggs).

Meyrick, Samuel R., and Joseph Skelton. Engraved Illustrations of Antient Arms and Armour: From the Collection of Llewelyn Meyrick at Goodrich Court, Herefordshire. Vol. 2. London: J. Skelton, 1830. pl. LXXVII, fig. 1.

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. no. 711 (possibly this helmet).

Thoumas, Charles-Antoine. Exposition Rétrospective Militaire du Ministère de la Guerre en 1889. Vol. I. Paris: H. Launette et Cie., G. Boudet successeur, 1890. p. 36, ill.

Mazzini, Franco, and Claudio Bertolotto, eds. L'Armeria Reale di Torino. Busto Arsizio, Italy: Bramante Editrice, 1982. no. 36–36a (similarly decorated armor by Pompeo della Cesa).

Boccia, Lionello G., and José-A. Godoy. Museo Poldi Pezzoli: Armeria I, edited by Carlo Pirovano. Vol. 5. 1 ed. Milan: Electa, 1985. pp. 110–11, 261–62, no. 248, ill.

Wallace Collection and A.V.B. Norman. European Arms and Armour Supplement. Wallace Collection Catalogues. London: Printed for the Trustees by Balding + Mansell, 1986. pp. 111–12.

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