Art/ Collection/ Art Object


probably late 16th century
Steel, brass, iron, leather
Diam. 22 1/2 in. (57.2 cm); Wt. 9 lb. 9 oz. (4337.5 g)
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
Not on view
William H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
Boccia, Lionello G., and José-A. Godoy. Museo Poldi Pezzoli; Armeria. Vol. 1. Milan, 1985. no. 340, fig. 380, and no. 345, fig. 382.

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