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Visored Sallet


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Description A work of art and a triumph of technology, the long-tailed sallet was the characteristic German war helmet of the later Middle Ages. This is a superb example. The flowing profile of the neck defense and mirror-like polish of the hammered, tempered steel could deflect the most formidable blows. The visor could be raised to provide better vision and easier breathing. It would have been used with a chin guard. It weighs 4 lbs. 12 oz. This sallet is from the Princes of Liechtenstein collection at Vaduz.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
1/30/1985Examinationexamined for condition
Exhibitions
  • World of Wonder. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1971-1972.
  • Highlights from the Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1998-2001.
Provenance Liechtenstein (?); Sale, American Art Association, New York, November 19, 1926, no. 232; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1926 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1926

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Period
1480-1490 (Renaissance)
Medium
steel, iron
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.470
Measurements
10 1/16 x 8 7/8 x 15 9/16 in. (25.5 x 22.5 x 39.6 cm)
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