A Close Helmet of Heavy Cavalry Type, c. 1570 – 80

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Item ref: 4057

  • Northern Italy, possibly Brescia
  • Steel, gold, copper alloy.
  • 33 x 25


Private collection, Europe

A Brescian helmet with a comparable arrangement of visor and bevor forms a part of a cavalry armour made for a boy, in the Royal Armoury, Turin (B 29). Further examples found on Italian cavalry close helmets of overall corresponding form are seen in the Wallace Collection, London, on a helmet of circa 1585 (A 59), and on another made by Pompeo della Cesa of Milan, circa 1580, in the Museo Nationale di Ravenna (n. inv. 1729).