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Burgonet

Date:
ca. 1630
Culture:
French
Medium:
Steel, gold, brass
Dimensions:
H. 14 in. (35.6 cm); W. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm); D. 12 5/8 in. (32.1 cm); Wt. 4 lb. 13 oz. (2190 g)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
14.25.604
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 374
This is a rare, late example of French embossed armor. The gilt fleur-de-lis rivet heads along the edges, the fleur-de-lis plate at the apex of the bowl, and the laurel branches around the collar suggest it was made for Louis XIII of France (reigned 1610–43).
Artillery Museum, Paris
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