Helmet (Burgonet-Morion) for the Guard of Pope Julius III

Artist/maker unknown, Northern Italian. Made for the guard of Giovanni Maria Ciocchi del Monte, 1487 - 1555, who became Pope Julius III in 1550.

Made in Brescia, Italy, Europe

c. 1550-1555

Etched, partially gilded, and formerly blued, now blackened, iron alloy (steel); copper alloy

10 13/16 x 9 1/16 x 14 3/16 inches (27.5 x 23 x 36 cm) Weight: 3 pounds 5 ounces (1.52 kg)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Gallery 246, Arms and Armor, second floor (Kretzschmar von Kienbusch Galleries)

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Bequest of Carl Otto Kretzschmar von Kienbusch, 1977

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