The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Cabasset
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Milan, Italy
  • 1570 - 1590
  • Iron or steel, gold and copper alloy, etched and gilt
  • Height: 20.3 cm
    Weight: 1.11 kg
  • Incised mark: The letter S repeated in a circle
  • A145
  • European Armoury II
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Further Reading
  • Cabasset, having a pear-shaped skull with a slight stalk at its apex. The surface has been etched with vertical bands, in turn etched with interlaced knots and cartouches containing Roman warriors; the background gilt. The bands are framed with toothed borders. The plain surface between the bands was probably originally blued; the edge of the narrow brim has been turned under and roped, and a row of brass-headed rivets for the lining strap remains; brass plume-holder with scrolls, and incised with the letter S repeated in a circle (compare the plume-holders on Wallace Collection nos. A139-40, 146, 177).