Helmet Crest for the Burgonet of Sforza Pallavicino (1519–1585)

Date:
ca. 1560
Geography:
Milan
Culture:
Italian, Milan
Medium:
Steel, gold
Dimensions:
7 5/8 x 4 1/16 x 6 1/2 in. (19.4 x 10.3 x 16.5 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 8 oz. (675 g)
Classification:
Helmet Crests
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. George Henry Warren, in memory of her husband, 1972
Accession Number:
1972.144.4
Not on view
Ex colls.: Max and Maurice Rosenheim, London; Clarence Mackay, Roslyn, Long Island; George H. Warren, Newport, Rhode Island
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