Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Buffe (Face Defense)

Armorer:
Kolman Helmschmid (German, Augsburg 1471–1532)
Date:
1534–36
Geography:
Augsburg
Culture:
German, Augsburg
Medium:
Steel, gold
Dimensions:
H. 8 in. (20.3 cm); W. 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm)
Classification:
Armor Parts-Buffes
Credit Line:
Gift of Christian A. Zabriskie, 1940
Accession Number:
40.135.4
Not on view
Inscription: Stamped on the right cheek: a tilting helmet with a six-pointed star above.
Ex. coll.: Clarence H. Mackay, Roslyn, Long Island, New York.
Valencia de Don Juan, Conde de, El conde Vdo.de Valencia de Don Juan, Juan Bautista Crooke y Navarrot Conde de Valencia de Don Juan, and Real Armería. Catálogo Histórico-Descriptivo de la Real Armería de Madrid. Madrid: Fototipias de Hauser y Menet, 1898.

Grancsay, Stephen V. "THE ILLUSTRATED INVENTORY OF ARMS AND ARMOR OF EMPEROR CHARLES V." In Homenaje al Prof. Rodriquez-Monino. New York, 1966. appendix no. 5.

Krause, Stefan. "Der Augusburger Druckgraphiker Daniel Hopfer (1471–1536) als Waffendekorateur." Jahrbuch des Kunsthistorischen Museums Wien (2013), note 33.

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