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Dominic Dellavalle




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PostPosted: Tue 30 Aug, 2005 8:56 am    Post subject: An Interesting Sallet         Reply with quote

Found this interesting piece while browsing the Met's website this morning. I had read through the earlier post where a few links to some painted sallets were posted and thought some of you may want to take a peak at this.

I'm not that familiar with the sallet but I would have to believe this would be for ceremonial use. The weight alone seems to point in that direction. Then again I could be wrong, but 8lbs seems heavy for this style.

Either way, enjoy!



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Sallet in the Shape of a Lion's Head, 147080
Italian
Steel, copper-gilt, glass, polychromy
H. 11 3/4 in. (30 cm)
Wt. 8 lb. 4 oz. (3.7 kg)

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PostPosted: Sat 03 Sep, 2005 10:18 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This example has a fully-formed helmet underneath with bronze or copper added onto it in the form of a lion's head. It's then gilded. It's purely parade or ceremonial in function. I've read that the helmet underneath is a T-shaped celata (sallet), but I don't recall the source offhand. Other decorative types of celata were covered in velvet and gilded ornamentation and called celate da mostra.
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Chuck Russell




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PostPosted: Sun 04 Sep, 2005 12:54 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

think it was in the Met museums book of helmets.
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PostPosted: Tue 06 Sep, 2005 12:34 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I really do not know very much about this particular helmet, but if I recall correctly, this sallet has two or three lames at the neck. Somewhere at home , packed at the moment for moving , I have a copy of 'Buttetin', the journal of the Met. Museum, from 1964, and this has a line drawing of this helmet minus the pussycat, which I seem to remember shows lames at the neck. I will try and see if I can dig it out and make sure. Happy

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