Art/ Collection/ Art Object


ca. 1460
Italian, Milan
H. 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm); W. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm); D. 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm); Wt. 6 lb. 1 oz. (2749 g)
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Funds from various donors, 1929
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373
The armet is stamped with the marks of the Missaglia workshop, the leading Milanese armorers in the fifteenth century. Originally, it would have been fitted with a visor.
Marking: The marks MY beneath a crown, and M beneath a split cross without bifurcated ends, signify the Missaglia workshop in Milan while under the direction of Antonio, after the death of Tommaso in 1452.
Chalcis, Greece
Boccia, Lionello G. Le Armature di S. Maria della Grazie di Curatatone di Mantova e l'Armatura Lombarda del '400. Busto Arsizio: Bramante, 1982. pp. 281–83, figs. 18–19.

Williams, Alan. The Knight and the Blast Furnace: A History of the Metallurgy of Armour in the Middle Ages & the Early Modern Period. History of Warfare, Vol. 12. Leiden: Brill, 2002. p. 184.

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