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Gorget plate of the helmet possibly marked by Hans Michel (German, Nuremberg 1539–1599)
16th century and later
Steel, brass, leather
Wt. 41 lb. 9 oz. (18.85 kg); Wt. of helmet 10 lb. 8 oz. (4.75 kg)
Armor for Man
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
Not on view
Marking: Stamped on the gorget plate of the helmet: the Nuremberg arms mark; and a maker's mark consisting of the initials HM above an angel's head.
William H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
Hartford. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. "Long-Term Loan of European Arms and Armor," 1947–1977.

Reitzenstein, Alexander von. "Hohenaschauer Waffen." Waffen- und Kostumkunde 4, pt. 1 p. 50.

Norman, A. V. B. Arms and Armour in the Royal Scottish Museum. Edinburgh: National Museum of Scotland, 1972. p. 16, no. 11.

Wallace Collection and A.V.B. Norman. European Arms and Armour Supplement. Wallace Collection Catalogues. London: Printed for the Trustees by Balding + Mansell, 1986. p. 48, no. A103.

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