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Historical Archive: Helmets thirteenth century to present

representations follow surviving examples


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parade helmet crest, copper gilt, c.1430-70, Arezzo MS, which has its own page
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portal from Hylestad stave church, late 12th-early 13th c., OHM C4321, which has its own page
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buckle with fighting knights from Kígyóspuszta (Hungary), gold and niello, 13th c., HNM
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candle-stick in the form of a mounted knight from Mühlhausen/Thuringia, Niedersachsen? 13th c., KGM F139
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candle holder in the form of a dragon eating a knight, bronze? early 13th c., Niedersachsen, WLM. For full object see WLM.
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equestrian seal of William Fitzhamor, jet intaglio, English early 13th c., BM 1978,1-2,1
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font, copper alloy c.1226, Hildesheim Cathedral. This work has its own page.
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John the Baptist in prison, mosaic c.1240-1310, Baptistery of St. John, Florence. This work has its own pages.
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Virgin and Child reliquary predella, Coppo di Marcovaldo c.1270-80, Santa Maria Maggiore, Florence. This work has its own page.
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Tristan embroidery, wool on linen, c.1300-25, WIEN Ha 1, WienMus, which has its own page with more helmets
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Nedstryn altar frontal, painted pine 1300-25, Bergen MA 1, which has its own page with more helmets
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gryphon gripping knight, copper alloy aquamanile fr. Strinda, c.1300-1350, Bergen MA 67. For oblique and full views see Bergen.
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Giovanni Pisano pulpit 1302-10, which has its own page with more armor and helmets, in Pisa cathedral
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center figure in helmet: Muhammad ibn al-Zayn, Baptistère de Saint Louis, Egypt or Syria c.1330-40, Louvre LP16. This work has its own page.
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Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Good and Bad Government 1338-40, Siena, which has its own page
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Crucifixion and Resurrection, France c.1350-1400, ivory, loan to UMMA from Met 1917,17.190.200. For full diptych see UMMA.
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Life of St. Martin of Tours, embroidered altar frontal, 2nd half of 14th c., MRAH. This work has its own page.
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Tsar Stefan Uros V Dusan/Stefan the Feeble of Serbia, coin reverse 1355-71: helmet with elaborate crest, NBM. For a similar helmet see Skopje.
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soldiers (right): Yakov Fedosov 1359, Lyudogoshch cross, wood, which has its own page, Novgorod AM
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Duke Christopher (d. 1363), alabaster with glass, Roskilde cathedral, which has its own page
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Apocalypse cycle c.1363/65: Karlstejn Castle, Chapel of the Virgin Mary, which has its own own page.
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Christ carrying the cross: Baptistery, cathedral of Padua, 1376 frescoes: Giusto de' Menabuoi. This work has its own pages with more examples.
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Wood chest with tournament, 15th-c. France, Cluny Cl.8919. For another view see Musée de Cluny
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St. George prob. from Windsor, 15th c., lead alloy, MoL 86.202/20
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children discovered by hunters, copper/enamel, Italy 15th c., Cluny Cl. 13069
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Resurrection, painted ivory, early 15th c., poss. Cologne, Schn B167. For reverse see Schn.
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Man of Sorrows w. instruments Passion, Niccolo di Pietro Gerini c.1405-06, tempera/panel fr Santissima Annunziata, Florence: Arezzo MS
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battle between Jews and Syrians, oak choir stalls, 1420, Roskilde cathedral, which has its own page
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Bernat Martorell, St. George, Spain 1434-35, tempera on panel, AIC 1933.786. This work has its own page.
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Chapel of Rarogne paintings, 1434-37, Sion, Valère basilica, which has its own interior page with additional views
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Parri Spinelli, Madonna of Mercy w. lives SS. Lorentino, Pergentino, tempera/panel 1435-37, Arezzo MS, which has its own page with more helmets
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Parri Spinelli, prob. Battle of the Milvian Bridge, c.1435-40, fresco fr. abbey of SS. Flora e Lucella, Arezzo MS
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Betrayal of Christ, alabaster with polychrome and gilding, England c.1450-1500, loan to UMMA from Met 1948,48.175.1. This work has its own page.
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Scenes from the Passion fr. Krappe family chapel, church St. Elizabeth Wrocław, painted limewood, Wrocław c.1492, MNW Śr. 109. This work has its own page.
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Annunciation and Arma Christi (with helmet), wood rosary bead, south Low Countries, early 16th c., Cluny: Louvre OA347. For another view see Cluny
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St. George and the dragon, marble, Michel Colombe 1509-10. Louvre MR 1645. This work has its own page.
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Maximilian I, silver 3 Guldiner, Antwerp 1517 (dated 1509), SMBMünz 18203549
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left: Meerbeck carver, Passion c.1525-30, North Paradise, Cathedral, Hildesheim, which has its own pages with details
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Passion scenes, poss. Arnt van Tricht, oak predella fr. Kalkar c.1530-40, Schn A859. For full work see Schn.
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Crossing the Red Sea, enamel/copper, Jean de Court 1575-85, SF 48.2. For details see SF.
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John the Baptist triptych, enamel/copper, Martin Didier Pape late 16th c., SF 1952.32a-c, which has its own page
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grave stone of Frau von Meltzing d. Sept. 14, 1599, Kloster Wienhausen/parish church, which has its own page with full work
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Welcome glass (Humpen) of Thomas v. Sanitz zu Brausfelde Erbesessin, enameled glass, Germany 1616, CMA 1948.233
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Battle of the Milvian Bridge, Andrea Camassei (1602/49), Lateran Baptistery narthex, Rome, which has its own interior page.
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Resurrection of Christ, tin-glazed earthenware, Utrecht or Rotterdam 1800-50, PMA 1992-6-2a--l. For a detail see PMA.
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clock in the form of The Oath of the Horatii (aft. Jacques- Louis David), bronze gilt and marble, clockwork: Le Roy, early 19th c., Musée Carnavalet Paris
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Ludwig Gies, Dance of Death 1917, bronze, SMBMünz 18209057
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Conrad Atkinson, NEAnderthal, mixed media 1989, UMMA 2004/2.106. Art object copyright: artist/heirs.