Cabasset, Steel, gold, silver, copper alloy, Italian, Milan

Cabasset

Date:
ca. 1575
Geography:
Milan
Culture:
Italian, Milan
Medium:
Steel, gold, silver, copper alloy
Dimensions:
H. 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm); W. 9 1/2 in. (29.9 cm); D. 11 3/4 in. (29.9 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 7 oz. (1551 g)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Gift of Stephen V. Grancsay, 1942
Accession Number:
42.50.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 374
The decoration depicts the Roman soldier Marcus Curtius leaping into a fiery abyss. This legend served in antiquity and in the Renaissance as an example of self-sacrifice and virtue.
Ex. coll.: Prince George Fugger, Fuggerhaus, Augsburg, Germany; Clarence H. Mackay, Roslyn, New York.
Geneva. Musée Rath, Musées d'Art et d'Histoire de Genève. "Parures Triomphales. Le Maniérisme dans l'Art de l'Armure Italienne," March 20–July 20, 2003, no. 73.

Schwäbische Kreis-, Industrie-, Gewerbe- und Kunsthistorische Ausstellung, verbunden mit Landwirthschaftlichen Fachausstellungen. Meisterwerke Schwäbischer Kunst: aus der Kunsthistorischen Abtheilung der Schwäbischen Kreisausstellung Augsburg 1886. Munich: Werner, 1886. pl. 32.

Fugger und Welser Erlebnismuseum. Katalog 1909. München: F. Bruckmann, 1909. no. 1037.

Grancsay, Stephen V. Loan Exhibition of European Arms and Armor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, August 3 to September 27, 1931. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1931. p. 28, cat. no. 84.

Grancsay, Stephen V. "The Exhibition of European Arms and Armor: Notes On Some Ornamented Pieces." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin XXVI, no. 9 p. 204.

Christie's, London. A Portion of the Famous Collection of Arms and Armour and Works of Art. London: Christie's, London, July 27, 1939. p. 18, cat. no. 61.

Grancsay, Stephen V. Historical Armor: A Picture Book. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1944. p.2, fig. 9.

Grancsay, Stephen V. Historical Armor: A Picture Book. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1946. p.2, fig. 9.

Grancsay, Stephen V. "A Parade Shield of Charles V." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin VIII no. 4 p.125, p. 128.

Grancsay, Stephen V. Historical Armor: A Picture Book. 3rd ed. ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1951. p.2, fig. 9.

Grancsay, Stephen V. Historical Armor: A Picture Book. 4th ed. ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1957. p.2, fig. 9.

Godoy, José-A., and Silvio Leydi. Parures Triomphales: Le Maniérisme dans l'Art de l'Armure Italienne. Milan: 5 Continents, 2003. cat. no. 56, pp. 220–21, 461–62.

La Rocca, Donald J. How to Read European Armor. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2017. pp 122-123, fig. 134.