Italy, 15th Century / War Hat (Kettle Hat) / c. 1460Italy, 15th Century
War Hat (Kettle Hat)
c. 1460

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Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Italian
Creator Name-CRT: Italy, 15th Century
Title: War Hat (Kettle Hat)
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: 1455
Creation End Date: 1465
Creation Date: c. 1460
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Arms and Armor
Materials and Techniques: steel
Dimensions: Overall: 30.3cm x 25.9cm x 17.5cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1916.1919
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance
Provenance: Frank Gair Macomber; Boston; cat. #22.

Open helmets like this one were used by medieval infantries. The helmet weighs 12-1/2 pounds. This unusual weight was required for siege purposes--such helmets were worn by the men who attempted to scale the walls of an armed town. The rivet holes along the ridge were for the attachment of the liner.

AMICA ID: CMA_.1916.1919
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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