French (Paris) / Burgonet with Falling Buffe / ca. 1555French (Paris)
Burgonet with Falling Buffe
ca. 1555

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Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Name-CRT: French (Paris)
Title: Burgonet with Falling Buffe
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1553
Creation End Date: 1557
Creation Date: ca. 1555
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Armors
Materials and Techniques: steel, blued and gilded
Dimensions: H. 14 in. (35.5 cm), Wt. 5 lb. 6 oz. (2.4 kg)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 04.3.217; 22.140
Credit Line: Burgonet: Rogers Fund, 1904; Buffe: Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1922

The medallions on either side of the helmet bowl are embossed with scenes of battle between the Lapiths and the Centaurs. The compositions derive in part from designs by Rosso Fiorentino (1494-1540), one of the Italian artists called to Fontainebleau to work for the French court. Probably made for Henry II of France (r. 1547-59), the helmet passed as a diplomatic gift to the Medici court in Florence later in the sixteenth century. It is included in a portrait of Cosimo II de' Medici (1590-1621), grand duke of Tuscany, in the Museum's collection (22.150)

AMICA ID: MMA_.04.3.217_22.140
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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