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Armet with Mask Visor in Form of a Rooster

Date:
ca. 1530
Geography:
probably Augsburg
Culture:
German, probably Augsburg
Medium:
Steel
Dimensions:
H. 10 3/16 in. (25.9 cm); W. 9 in. (22.9 cm); D. 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm); Wt. 6 lb. 6 oz. (2892 g)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Bequest of Bashford Dean, 1928
Accession Number:
29.150.3a
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 374
This helmet is remarkable for the three-dimensional figure of a rooster's head in the center of the visor, which is an outstanding example of sculpture in steel and is unprecedented even among mask visors.
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. "The Triumph of Humanism: A Visual Survey of the Decorative Arts of the Renaissance," October 22, 1977–January 8, 1978.

San Francisco. de Young Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. "The Triumph of Humanism," October 22, 1977–January 8, 1978.

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. pp. 86–88, no. 11, pls. XXI–XXII.

Grancsay, Stephen V., D. Graeme Keith, and Dr. Charles Avery. The Triumph of Humanism: A Visual Survey of the Decorative Arts of the Renaissance. San Francisco: Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1977. Cat. no. 107; pp. 47, 86; fig. 62, ill.

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