Description By the mid-1500s, improvements in firearms resulted in a great demand for bulletproof armor, but making the steel thicker added a lot of weight-this helmet weighs 12 lbs 7.8 oz.
Provenance Sale, American Art Association, New York, November 14, 1921, no. 296; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1921 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1921
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