Close Helmet

Armorer Hans Maystetter Austrian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373

This is an early close helmet, which became the standard form of cavalry helmet throughout the sixteenth century. Characteristic are the visor and separate chin defense that pivot at the same points.

Close Helmet, Hans Maystetter (Austrian, Innsbruck, documented 1508–33), Steel, leather, Austrian, Innsbruck

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