Helmet, Steel, iron, gold, copper alloy, possibly Turkish, Istanbul, in the style of Turkman armor

Helmet

Date:
ca. 1500–1525
Culture:
possibly Turkish, Istanbul, in the style of Turkman armor
Medium:
Steel, iron, gold, copper alloy
Dimensions:
H. including cheek defense 15 1/2 in. (39.4 cm); H. including nasal 15 1/2 in. (39.4 cm); H. excluding cheek defense and nasal 10 in. (25.4 cm); W. 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm); D. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 15.4 oz. (1797.4 g)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
Accession Number:
36.25.126
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 379
This is one of the few conical helmets of the period to retain its original brim, nasal, cheeks, and nape defense. The brass trim, engraved with a zigzag motif, is typical of Mamluk and Ottoman helmets about 1500
[Bachereau, either Victor Reverchon or his nephew Louis Reverchon, before November 18, 1935; sold to Stone]; George Cameron Stone, New York (by 1934–d. November 18, 1935; his bequest to MMA).
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: Southworth Press, 1934. pp. 38, 42, fig. 51, no. 1, fig. 55.

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. pp. 92-94, cat. no. 32, ill.