Close-Helmet for the Field and Tourney
Italian, probably Brescia; front collar lames, German, Augsburg
Not on view
The style and design of the etched ornament are typically Brescian, though the confinment of the trophies to multiple narrow bands is highly unusual. The presence of a threded hle on the right side of the upper bevor indicates that this helmet was fitted with a reinforce, presumably for use in the tourney. The three front collar lames are associated; their decoration indicates that they belong to a large armor garniture in the Real Armería, Madrid, made in 1544 by Desiderius Helmschmid and etched by Ulrich Holzmann, both of Augsburg, for Emperor Charles V.
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