This is a particularly good example of the fully developed form of Italian armet about fifty years after the style was created. It is stamped with marks used by the Missaglia workshop from 1452 to 1496.
Marking: Marked with an MY beneath a crown, and an M beneath a split cross, identified as those used by the Missaglia workshop.
Ex coll.: Baron de Léry.
Austin. Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas at Austin. "The Sforza Court: Milan in the Renaissance 1450–1535," October 27–December 18, 1988.
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Stephen V. Grancsay, and Carl Otto von Kienbusch. The Bashford Dean Collection of Arms and Armor in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Portland, Maine: Southworth Press for the Armor and Arms Club of New York City, 1933. no. 43.
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