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Sallet

Date:
ca. 1450
Culture:
German
Medium:
Steel
Dimensions:
H. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm); W. 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm); D. 13 1/4 in. (33.7 cm); Wt. 6 lb. 9 oz. (2984 g)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Bequest of Bashford Dean, 1928
Accession Number:
29.150.12
Not on view
Despite heavy corrosion and damage by fire, this sallet is still notable for its deep helmet bowl and powerful form. A similar example, excavated from the old fortifications of Istanbul, is probably a remnant of the conquest of the city by Ottoman forces in 1453.
Ex. colls.: Count Eugen Czernin, Schloss Petersburg, Bohemia; Bashford Dean, New York.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "European Helmets 1450–1650: Treasures from the Reserve Collection," January 25, 2000–December 30, 2001, no. 11.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Stephen V. Grancsay, and Carl Otto von Kienbusch. The Bashford Dean Collection of Arms and Armor in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Portland, Maine: Southworth Press for the Armor and Arms Club of New York City, 1933. p. 123, no. 36, pl. III.

Karcheski, Walter J., and Thom Richardson. The Medieval Armour from Rhodes. Leeds: Royal Armouries, 2000. p. 22.

Pyhrr, Stuart W. European Helmets, 1450–1650: Treasures from the Reserve Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jan 25, 2000 - Dec 30, 2000. p. 11, no. 11, ill.

Williams, Alan. The Knight and the Blast Furnace: A History of the Metallurgy of Armour in the Middle Ages & the Early Modern Period. History of Warfare, Vol. 12. Leiden: Brill, 2002. p. 186.

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