Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Barbute

Date:
15th century
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Steel, leather
Dimensions:
H. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm); W. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm); D. 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm); Wt. 5 lb. 3 oz.(2353 g)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
14.25.581
Not on view
William H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
Louisville. J. B. Speed Art Museum. "European Arms and Armor, loan exhibition from MMA and others," November 15, 1952–December 28, 1952, no. 9.

Grancsay, Stephen V., and J. B. Speed Art Museum. European Arms and Armor: A Loan Exhibition. Louisville, Ky.: J. B. Speed Art Museum, 1952. no. 9.

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. 189 (microstructure of MMA piece examined, found to be low-carbon steel, air cooled).

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