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Cabasset - A-352-left Cabasset - A-352-left-front-angle Cabasset - A-352-front Cabasset - A-352-right-front-angle Cabasset - A-352-right-back-angle Cabasset - A-352-inside Cabasset - A-352

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 and a narrow downturned brim with a an inward turned roll and narrow recess. Originally ground and polished finish. Retains a grey surface color that may be the remains of an early blue/black finish. Additional hole at the back of the brim - these are usually assumed to be to hang the helmet from a wall, beam or post. 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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