Helmet in the Shape of a Cavalier's Hat

Date: ca. 1630–50

Culture: probably British

Medium: Steel, gold, textile

Dimensions: H. including nasal 10 in. (25.4 cm); H excluding nasal 6 in. (15.2 cm); W. 7 in. (17.8 cm); D. 13 in. (33 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 7 oz. (1550 g)

Classification: Helmets

Credit Line: Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Funds from various donors, 1929

Accession Number: 29.158.53

Not on view
Like costume armors that were in vogue a century earlier, this helmet mimics in steel a style of hat that was popular in the early to mid-seventeenth century.
Ex. coll.: de Léry.
Blair, Claude. European Armour, Circa 1066 to Circa 1700. London: Batsford, 1958. p. 153, fig. 145.

Nickel, Helmut. Ullstein-Waffenbuch: Eine Kulturhistorische Waffenkunde Mit Markenverzeichnis. Berlin: Ullstein, 1974. p. 125.