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Sallet

Armorer:
Matthes Deutsch (German, Landshut, documented 1485–1505)
Date:
ca. 1490
Geography:
Landshut
Culture:
German, Landshut
Medium:
Steel, textile
Dimensions:
H. 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm); W. 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm); D. 15 in. (38.1 cm); Wt. 9 lb. 4 oz. (4190 g)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Bequest of Bashford Dean, 1928
Accession Number:
29.150.8a
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373
The unusually heavy weight of this sallet suggests that it may have been intended for use in tournaments rather than in battle.
Marking: Marked on the tail of the helmet, the linden-leaf mark of Matthes Deutsch (documented 1485–1505) of Landshut, Germany.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Loan Exhibition of Arms and Armor," February 6–April 16, 1911, no. 52.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department," October 2, 2012–October 13, 2014.

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. 60–63, no. 3, pls. III, XI.

Grancsay, Stephen V., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. Loan Exhibition of Medieval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Hagerstown, Md: Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, February 27–March 31, 1955. p. 5, no. 1, ill.

Spitzlberger, Georg. Landshuter Plattnerkunst, Ein Überblick mit Katalog der Ausstellung, vom 14. Juni bis 20. Juli 1975, täglich 9–17 Uhr, im Deutschen Saal der Stadtresidenz. Landshut: K. Möginger, 1975. p. 42, pl. 6.

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