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Iron cuirass in Lamellar -like style (Germany, 15th century). Probably an Eastern Roman artistic influence. Resembles Archaic Greek bell cuirass (thorax, 6th century BCE) in shape, and Medieval Roman ("Byzantine") lamellar armour (klibanion) in construction.

Iron cuirass in Lamellar -like style (Germany, century). Probably an Eastern Roman artistic influence. Resembles Archaic Greek bell cuirass (thorax, century BCE) in shape, and Medieval Roman ("Byzantine") lamellar armour (klibanion) in construction.

Halberd | German | The Met Date:early 16th century Culture:German Medium:Steel, wood (ash) Dimensions:L. 76 5/8 in. (194.7 cm); L. of head 22 in. (55.9 cm); W. 10 in. (25.4 cm); Wt. 4 lbs. 13 oz. (2180 g) Classification:Shafted Weapons Credit Line:Gift of Howland Pell, 1936 Accession Number:36.78.1

Halberd | German | The Met Date:early 16th century Culture:German Medium:Steel, wood (ash) Dimensions:L. 76 5/8 in. (194.7 cm); L. of head 22 in. (55.9 cm); W. 10 in. (25.4 cm); Wt. 4 lbs. 13 oz. (2180 g) Classification:Shafted Weapons Credit Line:Gift of Howland Pell, 1936 Accession Number:36.78.1

Halberd | Italian | The Met Date:ca. 1525 Culture:Italian Medium:Steel, wood, textile Dimensions:L. 93 3/4 in. (238.1 cm); L. of head 21 1/4 in. (54 cm); W. 9 7/16 in. (24 cm); Wt. 4 lbs. 2.1 oz. (1873.9 g) Classification:Shafted Weapons Credit Line:Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913 Accession Number:14.25.338

Halberd | Italian | The Met Date:ca. 1525 Culture:Italian Medium:Steel, wood, textile Dimensions:L. 93 3/4 in. (238.1 cm); L. of head 21 1/4 in. (54 cm); W. 9 7/16 in. (24 cm); Wt. 4 lbs. 2.1 oz. (1873.9 g) Classification:Shafted Weapons Credit Line:Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913 Accession Number:14.25.338

Venetian Falchion, ca. 1490

Falchion Date:ca. 1490 Geography:Venice Culture:Italian, Venice Medium:Steel, gold Dimensions:L. g) Classification:Swords Credit Line:Purchase, The Lauder Foundation Gift, 1984 Accession

German Burgonet, ca. 1550

Burgonet Date:ca. 1550 Culture:German Medium:Steel, gold, leather Dimensions:H. g) Classification:Helmets Credit Line:Rogers Fund, 1904 Accession

Italian Burgonet for the Farnese Guard, ca. 1545–47  This helmet is one of a series thought to have been made for the guard of Pier Luigi Farnese (1503–1547), who ruled as duke of Parma and Piacenza from 1545 to 1547. The raised fleur-de-lis on either side refers to the Farnese coat of arms (six blue fleurs-de-lis on a gold ground).

Burgonet for the Farnese Guard Date:ca. Culture:Italian Medium:Steel, gold, copper alloy Dimensions:H. g) Classification:Helmets Credit Line:Rogers Fund, 1904 Accession

German, Nuremberg Burgonet, ca. 1540–50

Burgonet Attributed to Kunz Lochner (German, Nuremberg, Date: ca. g) Classification: Helmets Credit Line: Gift of William H.

Italian, Brescia Burgonet of the Guard of Pope Julius III, ca. 1550–55  The medallions decorating each side show a profile portrait of Pope Julius III (Giovanni Maria del Monte, 1487–1555, elected pope in 1550). This helmet is a precursor to the Brescian-made armor traditionally worn by the Papal Swiss Guard beginning in the late sixteenth century, versions of which are still worn by the Papal Guard today.

Burgonet of the Guard of Pope Julius III (ca. Italy (Brescia) Steel, gold, brass Dimensions: L. g) Metropolitan Museum of Art