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'Venetian' sallet: M.13-X

Object information

Maker(s)

Probably Unknown (Production)

Description

'Venetian' sallet, for field use. Of deep, one-piece construction with a rounded, medially-ridged crown, a short 'tail' over neck, and a T-shaped face-opening reinforced around its margin with a flat strip attached by seven round-headed rivets. The lower edge of the helmet has a plain outward turn. The base of the crown is encircled by eighteen externally-flush lining rivets. Beneath them at either side are a further pair of externally flush rivets for the attachment of a pair of chin-straps. A pair of holes high up the front of the crown and a single hole at the rear of the crown may have served to secure a crest.

Notes

History note: Possibly Mr James Stewart Henderson of 'Abbotsford', Downs Road, St Helen's Park, Hastings, Sussex.

Legal notes

Possibly J.S. Henderson Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 26.3 cm
Height: 28.0 cm
Weight: 2.82 kg
Width: 20.0 cm

Relative size of this object

20 cm28 cm26.3 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Place(s) associated

  • Milan ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1933-03-16) by Henderson, James Stewart

Dating

15th century
Circa 1450 CE - 1460 1460 CE

Note

North Italian, probably Milanese

The helmet is in excavated condition, with severe corrosion overall, resulting in large perforations at the left of the neck, a small perforation at the right of the neck and the loss of the top of the crown which has been replaced by coloured plaster.

Components of the work

Crown: Parts:

Materials used in production

Steel

Techniques used in production

Hammered : Of deep, one-piece construction with a rounded, medially-ridged crown, a short 'tail' over neck, and a T-shaped face-opening reinforced around its margin with a flat strip attached by seven round-headed rivets; hammered, shaped, riveted
Forming

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.13-X
Primary reference Number: 18335
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 14 December 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "'Venetian' sallet" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/18335 Accessed: 2021-10-19 09:46:58

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