A German Close-Helmet Of 'Maximilian' Type For The Field

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Lot 163
A German Close-Helmet Of 'Maximilian' Type For The Field
Circa 1520-30, Probably Nuremberg

Sold for £ 7,500 (US$ 9,393) inc. premium
A German Close-Helmet Of 'Maximilian' Type For The Field
Circa 1520-30, Probably Nuremberg
Of steel, with rounded one piece skull rising to a roped comb and with blackened flutes over both sides forming raised bright bands each with incised line borders, pierced with a pair of small holes for lining laces on both sides, and around the back of the neck with dome-headed lining rivets, later tubular plume-holder, rear neck-guard of two articulated plates en suite with the skull (lower one replaced), the bevor and 'bellows' visor pivoting at the same points (pivot bolts replaced) on each side, the former shaped to the chin and throat, and with turned and roped inner border, the lower edge on the right side struck with an indistinct mark, the latter with bevelled borders, pierced with horizontal vision slits above roping and with pairs of ventilation slots, all between pairs of narrow incised lines, and with replacement lifting-peg on the right, the lower edges with recessed turned and roped borders (some old holes and surface pitting)
30 cm. high

Footnotes

  • For a close-helmet of similar form in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, see Stuart W. Pyhrr, European Helmets, 1450-1650, Treasures from the Reserve Collection, 2000, p. 18, fig. 24 (inv. no. 14. 25. 549); and another in the Wallace Collection (inv. no. A160)
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A German Close-Helmet Of 'Maximilian' Type For The Field
A German Close-Helmet Of 'Maximilian' Type For The Field
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