Close Helmet for a Boy

Attributed to Kolman Helmschmid German
Attributed to Desiderius Helmschmid German
Etching in the style of Daniel Hopfer German

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Male children of aristocratic families were traditionally trained in the arts of horsemanship and fencing and began wearing armor at an early age. This finely wrought helmet, the openwork visor of which is clearly not intended for dangerous sport, was made for a boy. The distinctive one-piece visor, with its curved profile and etched ornament in the style of Daniel Hopfer, recalls late works by Kolman Helmschmid of Augsburg.

Close Helmet for a Boy, Attributed to Kolman Helmschmid (German, Augsburg 1471–1532), Steel, leather, copper alloy, German, Augsburg

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