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Helmet

Date:
late 15th–16th century
Geography:
possibly Istanbul
Culture:
Turkey, possibly Istanbul, in the style of Turkman armor
Medium:
Steel, iron, silver, copper alloy
Dimensions:
H. including nasal 14 in. (35.6 cm); H. excluding nasal 12 in. (30.5 cm); W. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm); D. 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 1.4 oz. (1401 g)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number:
04.3.212
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 379
The Arabic inscriptions include the phrases "Glory to our Lord, the greatest Sultan, the noble, the mighty Khagan, master of the necks (of nations)." The foliate Kufic script is similar to that found on early sixteenth-century Turkish Iznik pottery.
Marking: Stamped with the mark of the Ottoman arsenal at Istanbul.
Ex. coll.: Duc de Dino, Paris.
Mexico City. Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes. "Islamic Art from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," August 1994–January 1995.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Nature of Islamic Ornament: Calligraphy," February 26–June 18, 1998.

New York. Equitable Gallery. "Court and Conquest, Ottoman Origins and the Design for Handel's Tamerlano at the Glimmerglass Opera," November 8, 1998–January 23, 1999.

Kent State University Museum. "Court and Conquest, Ottoman Origins and the Design for Handel's Tamerlano at the Glimmerglass Opera," February 17, 1999–April 25, 1999.

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. p. 41, fig 54.

Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes. Arte islámico del Museo Metropolitano de Arte de Nueva York. 1st ed. ed. Mexico City: Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, 1994–1995. pp. 264-265, no 110.

Denny, Walter B. Court and conquest : Ottoman origins and the design for Handel's Tamerlano at the Glimmerglass Opera : featuring costumes designed by Judy Levin. Kent, OH: Kent State University Museum, 1998. p. 12, cat. no. 13.

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. 74-75, cat. no. 24, ill.

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