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Helmet

Date:
ca. 1550–1600
Culture:
Turkish
Medium:
Steel, gold
Dimensions:
H. 11 in. (27.9 cm); Diam. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 3.6 oz. (1462.8 g)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number:
04.3.213
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 379
Like most Ottoman helmets of the sixteenth century, this example originally was fitted with a projecting bring, cheekpieces, and a neck plate at the back, all of which were lost long ago. The floral designs around its rim are similar to the decoration on Iznik pottery of the period.
Cosson, Charles Alexander. Le Cabinet d'Armes de Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc de Dino. Paris: E. Rouveyre, 1901. no. N 13.

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