Stamped with the armorer's name, LIONARDO Italian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373

This is one of the earliest complete examples of an armet, the characteristic headpiece worn in Italy by mounted soldiers from about 1410 to about 1510. It is stamped with the armorer's name, LIONARDO, and his mark, the letter L in a serrated circle.

Armet, Stamped with the armorer's name, LIONARDO (Italian, probably active in Milan, ca. 1440), Steel, copper alloy, Italian, probably Milan

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