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Sallet (Barbuta)

A work made of steel.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of steel.

Date:

1450/60

Artist:

Master Z O (Italian)
Milan

About this artwork

In Italy a form of close-fitting helmet called a barbuta was developed from the open-faced bascinet. Similar to ancient Greek helmets, the face was given a T-shaped opening for vision and ventilation. This example was strengthened with an applied steel strip to stop sword points from sliding into the wearer’s face.

Status

On View, Gallery 239

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Artist

Master ZO

Title

Sallet (Barbuta)

Origin

Milan

Date

Made 1440–1490

Medium

Steel

Dimensions

H. 28 cm (11 in.) Wt. 5 lb. 8 oz.

Credit Line

George F. Harding Collection

Reference Number

1982.2197

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