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Sallet

A work made of steel.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of steel.

Date:

c. 1460

Artist:

German

About this artwork

In 15th-century Germany, the sallet was the most common helmet. This example is now missing a front visor that pivoted on two holes over the temples. Its deep, rounded form offered superior protection for the head and deflected blows away from the neck and shoulders. The design was so effective that sallets like this inspired the German helmet used in World War I and II.

Status

On View, Gallery 239

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Title

Sallet

Origin

Germany

Date

Made 1450–1470

Medium

Steel

Dimensions

H. 24.6 cm (9 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

George F. Harding Collection

Reference Number

1982.2469

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