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dated A.H. 977/A.D. 1588–89
Steel, copper alloy, gold
H. 10 7/8 in. (27.6 cm); Diam. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 7.4 oz. (1570.6 g)
Credit Line:
Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 379
This example is inscribed with the name Vizier Hasan Pāshā and the date A.H. 977 (A.D. 1588–89). A number of helmets and other elements of armor are engraved with the names of high-ranking Ottoman officials. These are not necessarily owners' names but presumably served as inventory markings, indicating the vizier who was responsible for the armories at the time or designating helmets that belonged to men under the vizier's command. Hasan Pāshā was governor of Egypt from 1580 to 1583.
Inscription: Inscribed with the name Vizier Hasan Pāshā and the date A.H. 977 (A.D. 1588–89).

Marking: Inscribed with the mark of the Ottoman arsenal at Istanbul.
Ex. coll.: Laking (sale no. 329 DXX).Sir Guy Francis Laking, London (until d. November 22, 1919; his estate sale, Christie's, London, April 19–22, 1920, no. 329, for £48 to Dean for Stone); George Cameron Stone, New York (1920–d. November 18, 1935; his bequest to MMA).
Bloomington. Indiana University Art Museum. "Islamic Art Across the World," June 18–October 1, 1970.

Christie, Manson & Woods. Catalogue of The Collection of Arms and Armour and Objects of Art Formed by Sir Guy Francis Laking, Bart.. London: Christie, Manson & Woods, April 19–22, 1920. lot 329.

Stone, George Cameron. A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor in All Countries and in All Times, Together with Some Closely Related Subjects. Portland, Maine, 1934. p. 42, fig. 55.

Grancsay, Stephen V. "The George C. Stone Bequest: Turkish, Balkan, Caucasian, and North African Arms and Armor." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (March 1937), p. 56, fig. 2.

Bowie, Theodore Robert. Islamic Art Across The World: : an exhibition / Prepared by Theodore Bowie in partial celebration of the 150th anniversary of Indiana University. Indiana University Art Museum publication ; 1970/3. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University, 1970. no. 292.

Grancsay, Stephen V., and Stuart W. Pyhrr. Arms & Armor: Essays by Stephen V. Grancsay from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 1920–1964. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1986. p. 187, fig. 63.9.

Alexander, David G. The arts of war: Arms and armour of the 7th to 19th centuries. Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art ; v. 21, Vol. 21. London: Nour Foundation, 1992. p. 86, s.v. no. 39.

Alexander, David, Stuart W. Pyhrr, and Will Kwiatkowski. Islamic Arms and Armor in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2015. p. 101, no 35, ill.

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