North Italy, 14th-15th Century / Barbute (from the Venetian Garrrison at Chalcis) / c. 1350-1400North Italy, 14th-15th Century
Barbute (from the Venetian Garrrison at Chalcis)
c. 1350-1400

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Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Italian
Creator Name-CRT: North Italy, 14th-15th Century
Title: Barbute (from the Venetian Garrrison at Chalcis)
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: 1345
Creation End Date: 1405
Creation Date: c. 1350-1400
Creation Place: northern Italy
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Arms and Armor
Materials and Techniques: iron
Dimensions: Overall: 29cm x 21cm x 25cm, Sleeves:
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1923.1065
Credit Line: Gift of John L. Severance
Provenance: Ancient German Armory; Bashford Dean, New York (sale American Art Association, November 23, 1923, lot 246).
Context: This is a rare example of a type of helmet used from about 1350 to 1480. Its conical shape deflected glancing blows to the head. Italian chronicles refer to profes-sional men-at-arms as barbuti. The word derives from the Italian barba, or beard, a reference to the hood of mail (camail) often attached to these early helmets. The row of small holes along the face opening and neck were for the attachment of the camail and the lining.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1923.1065
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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