Description This type of burgonet is distinguished by a movable peak over the eyes, reinforced with protective eye shades, and a visor with cut-outs for the eyes and holes for the nose and mouth. It is sometimes called "Savoyard" from the helmets worn by the troops of the duke of Savoy that launched a night attack on the city of Geneva, Switzerland, in 1602.
Provenance Sale, American Art Association, New York, November 14, 1921, no. 300; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1921
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