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Boris R.





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PostPosted: Tue 20 Apr, 2010 2:58 pm    Post subject: looking for help: Wallace col. Max armet, need more pictures         Reply with quote

This is the armet of the Maximillian type from 16.th century currently on display in Wallace collection (at least it says so).
This is the only picture i have of the helmet, and would like to see more from different angles (im interested if this piece is like so many other Maximillian helmets "bulbous" in design by default):



unfortunately i do not have an exhibition piece article number

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PostPosted: Tue 20 Apr, 2010 6:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

On the left, in the background, here?


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PostPosted: Tue 20 Apr, 2010 6:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Adam D. Kent-Isaac wrote:
On the left, in the background, here?]


Note that the example he's looking for has five spikes on the visor and the left-hand mannequin only has four, and also note the triple comb on the helm he posted. The two at the feet of the closest mannequin and that mannequin obviously have the wrong style of combs, one being a wide triple, another a single and one lacking any stand-out fluting at all. The helm on the the lower right side of the right-hand harness (being on the far left of the photograph) has an extended neck guard and is probably a close helm if that be the case, definitely not fitting the bill. The one on the lower left of that same harness very well may be what you're looking for, though. It's hard to tell since it's facing away in the image. I believe it is due to the way that the unique triple comb and the sharpness of the visor spikes, and there are also eight small flutes between the outermost raised comb and the visor hinge!

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Boris R.





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PostPosted: Wed 21 Apr, 2010 2:31 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

new info

That is apparently item number A156. It is Not on display

http://wallacelive.wallacecollection.org/eMus...T&sp=0

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PostPosted: Wed 21 Apr, 2010 2:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Quote:
Armet
Unknown Artist / Maker
Germany
c. 1525
Iron or steel
Weight: 2.78 kg
A156
Not on display


(EDIT: Your edit beat me to the punch!)

Methinks unless if it was recently taken off the floor, then the one I picked out in Adam's picture is not the one. There is a picture of this particular Armet in Carlo Paggiarino's The Wallace Collection, but it is an extreme close-up of the visor area and not suitable for your purposes.

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PostPosted: Fri 23 Apr, 2010 5:56 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Boris,

I was at the Wallace a minute ago and the item is on display, and that's the helmet on Gregory's cropped image.

I didn't remember exactly the one you were interested in, except that it had one (and not many) fluted crest on the top (that's too bad because I've got great pics of the one standing right next to it Happy

I'll post them tonight.

Cheers,

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PostPosted: Fri 23 Apr, 2010 11:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here they are...clickable thumbnails (left them in high res)

None of these are great shots but that should give you an idea of other angle/views (as said I got crisp ones and managed to get rear view on the helmet standing right next to it..if you want them let me know)

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Dear mr Julien, im rendered speechless by Your generous act, i believe i owe You several drinks Sir, if ever our paths should cross, for this.

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PostPosted: Sat 24 Apr, 2010 5:03 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well the pleasure is all mine

I'll go back next week as it is two tube stops away from my office and I find it a much more entertaining lunch break than sitting at my desk chewing a sandwich while watching stuff on youtube Happy

I'll get some better shots. If there is some details you are after (close up of rivets, decoration etc) let me know

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PostPosted: Sun 25 Apr, 2010 6:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Then please, could You take the en face photo of the visor?

and maybe some photos of that magnificeint armour (with tho headed eagle on breastplate) pictured above.

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