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Helmet, cabasset

Helmet, cabasset

Origin: Europe

Department: History
Date: 1500-1699
Medium: Metal (steel and brass)
Dimensions:
8 × 10 1/2 × 8 9/16 in. (20.3 × 26.7 × 21.7 cm)
Classification: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Credit Line: Albuquerque Museum, museum purchase, 1979 General Obligation Bonds
Object number: PC1981.229.1.C
DescriptionSteel and brass cabasset or helmet, 16th - 17th centuries, Italian or German. Narrow brim with rolled edges, shallow pear shaped body and 14 brass rosettes around the rim of the helmet.

The bacinete (cabasset) helmet is a common variety used by European foot soldiers and cavalrymen between 1530 and 1700.
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