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Close Helmet, for use in tournaments fought on foot over the barrier

Artist/maker unknown, Italian

Made in Milan, Italy, Europe


Etched and partially blackened (restored) and gilded steel

11 1/4 x 9 1/16 x 12 5/8 inches (28.5 x 23 x 32 cm) Weight: 9 pounds 13 ounces (4.47 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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This helmet belonged to an armor possibly made for a member of the Spanish noble family of Medina Sidonia.

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