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Cabasset - A-351-left Cabasset - A-351-left-front-angle Cabasset - A-351-front Cabasset - A-351-right-front-angle Cabasset - A-351-inside Cabasset - A-351

Cabasset late 16th c.

North Italian. One piece skull rising to a short flattened stalk at the top. Base of the skull with holes for lining rivets retaining 12 of these rivets (5 retaining brass caps) each with a brass washer embossed as a floret (retaining very small bits of a woven lining band and pieces of leather for the suspension of cheek plates) and a narrow downturned brim with a an inward turned roll and narrow recess. 21.5 cm tall. Provenance: Stated to be from the old Papal armory, now the Museo Storico Vaticano in the Lateran Palace, Rome. Then Fenton and Son, London by 1919.


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