Burgonet (Parade Helmet) by Filippo Negroli and brothers of Milan

The visor of this helmet is modelled in the form of a lion's mask; the skull is embossed with allegorical figures of Fame (right) and Victory (left) and trophies in the style of the High Renaissance.

Details

Category:
Military
Medium:
Embossed steel with gilt details Dimensions: 31.4 x 20.2 x 29.3cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,250 ( Total: £1,750)
Acquired in:
1938
Vendor:
John Hunt

There is a Greek motto inlaid in gold on the comb. The chinpiece is missing. The helmet is likely to have had a distinguished original owner, as Negroli worked for both the Emperor Charves V and his son.

Provenance

J G Mann (keeper of the Wallace Collection)

Venue details

Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street, Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB2 1RB 01223 332900 www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

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