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Sallet

Armorer:
Jörg Wagner (Austrian, Innsbruck, recorded 1485–92)
Date:
ca. 1485–95
Geography:
Innsbruck
Culture:
Austrian, Innsbruck
Medium:
Steel
Dimensions:
D. of tail 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Bequest of Bashford Dean, 1928
Accession Number:
29.150.5a
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373
This sallet is by Jörg Wagner (recorded 1485–92). The armorers of Innsbruck, capital of the Austrian Tirol, thrived under the patronage of the Habsburg court and produced armor that was internationally renowned for the strength of its steel and the beauty of its form. Located near the border between Austria and Italy, this center produced armor that reflected the influence of north and south, combining the elongated and spiky German Gothic style with that of the rounded and more robust forms preferred in Renaissance Italy.
Marking: Stamped near the border of the tail: an armorer's mark of Jörg Wagner.
Los Angeles. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "Loan Exhibition of Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," January 15–March 18, 1953, (no. 2).

San Francisco. California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. "Loan Exhibition of Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 18–June 7, 1953, (no. 2).

Pittsburgh. Department of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute. "Loan Exhibition of Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," October 1953–April 1954, (no. 2).

Innsbruck. Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum. "Die Innsbrucker Plattnerkunst," June 26–September 30, 1954, no. 22.

Hagerstown, Md. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. "Loan Exhibition of Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 27–March 31, 1955, (no. 2).

New York. New-York Historical Society. "A Pageant of Heraldry in Britain and America," October 20, 1984–January 27, 1985.

Grancsay, Stephen V. Loan Exhibition of Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1953. p. 7, no. 2, ill.



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