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ca. 1575–80
Italian, Milan
Steel, gold, silver
H. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm); W. 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm); D. 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm); Wt. 2 lb. 12 oz. (1247 g)
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 374
Each side of this helmet is decorated with a battle scene of warriors in Classical dress, surrounded by an elaborate decorative framework.
William H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
Geneva. Musée Rath, Musées d'Art et d'Histoire de Genève. "Parures Triomphales. Le maniérisme dans l'art de l'armure italienne," March 20–July 20, 2003, no. 72.

Sambon, Giulio. Objets d'Art et de Curiosité. Florence: Giulio Sambon, April 10–21, 1883. no. 30.

Giacomini & Capobianchi. La Riche Collection D'armes Antiques, Du Moyen Âge, De La Renaissance Et Des Temps Modernes. Rome, March 3–29, 1890. no. 942, pl. XIII.

Godoy, José-A., and Silvio Leydi. Parures Triomphales: Le Maniérisme dans l'Art de l'Armure Italienne. Milan: 5 Continents, 2003. cat. no. 72, pp. 262–63, 476.

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