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Helmet

Date:
second half 16th century
Geography:
Istanbul
Culture:
Turkish
Medium:
Steel, gold, copper alloy
Dimensions:
H. 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm); Diam. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 4.3 oz. (1482.7 g)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
Accession Number:
36.25.108
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 379
This example was originally fitted with a brim and a sliding nasal bar, cheek pieces, and a nape defense. A complete helmet of this type is also in the Metropolitan Museum's collection (acc. no. 36.25.126). The decoration around the rim consists of lotus blossoms and split leaf palmettes on intertwining stems. Similar foliate ornament is found on Ottoman textiles, ceramics, and metalwork of the period.
Sir Guy Francis Laking, London (until d. November 22, 1919; his estate sale, Christie's, London, April 19–22, 1920, no. 333, for £42 to Dean for Stone); George Cameron Stone, New York (1920–d. November 18, 1935; his bequest to MMA).
Stone, George Cameron. A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor in All Countries and in All Times, Together with Some Closely Related Subjects. Portland, Maine: Southworth Press, 1934. p. 42, fig. 55.

Stone, George Cameron. A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor in All Countries and in All Times, Together with Some Closely Related Subjects. New York, 1961. p. 42, fig. 55.

Stone, George Cameron, and Donald J. La Rocca. A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor in All Countries and in All Times, Together with Some Closely Related Subjects. Mineola, N.Y.: Dover Publications, 1999. p. 42, fig. 55.

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