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Close-Helmet

Armorer:
Attributed to Kunz Lochner (German, Nuremberg, 1510–1567)
Date:
1550
Geography:
Nuremberg
Culture:
German, Nuremberg
Medium:
Steel, leather
Dimensions:
H. 12 3/4 (32.4 cm); W. 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm); D. 13 in. (33 cm); Wt. 6 lb. 9 oz. (2975 g)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Theodore Offerman, in memory of her husband, 1939
Accession Number:
39.38
Not on view
Theodore Offerman, New York (until d. 1937); by descent to his widow, Margaret K. Offerman, New York (1937–39; her gift to MMA).
London. The Royal Archaeological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. "Exhibition of Helmets and Mail," June 3–June 16, 1880, no. 53.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "Medieval and Renaissance Arms and Armor, loan exhibtion from MMA," January 15–March 18, 1953, no. 27.

San Francisco. Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. "Medieval and Renaissance Arms and Armor, loan exhibtion from MMA," April 18, 1953–June 7, 1953, no. 27.

Pittsburgh. Department of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute. "Medieval and Renaissance Arms and Armor, loan exhibtion from MMA," October, 1953–April, 1954, no. 27.

Austin. Blanton Museum of Art. "Nuremberg: A Renaissance City," September 2, 1983–October 16, 1983, no. 161.

Laurence. Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas. "loan to Spencer Museum," November 7, 1983–December 31, 1983.

University of California, Santa Barbara. "loan to University of California, Santa Barbara," February 15, 1984–March 18, 1984.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Gothic and Renaissance Art in Nuremberg: 1300–1550," April 8–June 22, 1986, no. 277.

Nuremberg. Germanisches Nationalmuseum. "Kunst der Gotik und Renaissance in Nürnberg," July 24–September 28, 1986, no. 277.

Ancient Helmets and Examples of Mail: A Catalogue of the Objects Exhibited in the Rooms of the Royal Archaeological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, June 3rd–16th 1880. London: The Institute, 1881. Cat. no. 53, fig. 50 (plate IV).

Grancsay, Stephen V. Loan Exhibition of European Arms and Armor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, August 3 to September 27, 1931. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1931. p. 26, no. 80, ill.

Grancsay, Stephen V. "A Helmet by Kunz Lochner." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 34, no. 5 (May 1939). p. 114–116, ill.

Grancsay, Stephen V. Loan Exhibition of Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1953. pp. 14–15, no. 27.

Thomas, Bruno. "Kaiser Ferdinand I Harnisch von Kunz Lochner." Jahrbuch der Kunsthistorischen Sammlungen in Wien, vol.50 50 (1953). pp. 131–136, ill.

Smith, Jeffrey Chipps, and Guy Fitch Lytle. Nuremberg, a Renaissance city, 1500-1618. Austin: Blanton Museum of Art, 1983–1984. cat. no. 161.

Gamber, Ortwin, and Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. "Der Plattner Kunz Lochner : Harnische als Zeugnisse Habsburgischer Politk." Jahrbuch der Kunsthistorischen Sammlungen in Wien, vol. 80 80 (1986). pp. 35–60, ill.

Angerer, Martin, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nürnberg, 1300–1550: Kunst der Gotik und Renaissance. 1st ed. ed. Munich: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1986. p. 467, no. 277.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Gothic and Renaissance Art in Nuremberg, 1300–1550. 1st ed. ed. New york: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 1986. p. 467, no. 277.

Krenn, Peter, and Walter J. Karcheski. Imperial Austria: Treasures of Art, Arms & Armor from the State of Styria. Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1992. p. 72, fig. 73, and p. 122, checklist no. 207.



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