Fashion & Textiles Collection
Armor, before 1807
Italian artist. Iron, paint. Italy. 10 1/2 x 7 3/4 x 12 inches (26.67 x 19.685 x 30.48 cm). Peabody Essex Museum, Gift of Samuel Tucker, 1807. E304084.1-2. This helmet may have been part of a full suit of armor worn at a mock battle, meant to represent ancient combat, which took place at Pisa in 1807 as part of a grand celebration. © 2007 Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA. Photography by Dennis Helmar.