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Cavalry Spider Helmet
17th century

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Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Dates/Places: France
Creator Active Place: France
Creator Name-CRT: France, 17th Century
Title: Cavalry Spider Helmet
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1600
Creation End Date: 1699
Creation Date: 17th century
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Armor
Classification Term: Arms
Materials and Techniques: iron with black paint
Dimensions: Overall: 30.2cm x 21.3cm x 17.7cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1921.1258
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance
Context: The "spider-like" legs of this helmet protected the mounted soldier's face and head from slashing sword blows. The legs could be raised and locked up out of the way when not required. This is a strictly utilitarian armor of a very specialized sort.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1921.1258
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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