Object Title

Close helmet

Close helmet

Date

1550-1570

Object Number

IV.476

Provenance

From the Brett collection, sold Christies, 3 March 1949, lot 70.

Physical Description

Decorated with bands of etching comprising hunting scenes with a background of running foliage.

Dimensions

Weight: 3.97 kg

Inscriptions and Marks

none visible

Associations

Bibliographic References

A R Dufty and W Reid, European Armour in the Tower of London, 1968, plate XCIII

Notes

This helmet is of a type associated with the court of Duke Julius of Brunswick-Wolfenb³ttel (1528-1589).