Artist Italian
Artist possibly Master Christoforo
  • Barbut
Date 1450/1460
Medium Steel
Dimensions Overall: 10 1/4 × 7 5/8 × 9 11/16 inches, 5.4 pounds (26 × 19.4 × 24.6 cm, 2.4 kg)
Credit Line Gift of the William Randolph Hearst Foundation
Accession Number 53.204
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
Not On View
Marks stamped on the back of the barbute: armorer's mark "XPO," probably refers to a Christoforo

stamped on left cheek: remnants of the Venetian arsenal mark (half lion with an open book)
By 1939, William Randolph Hearst [1863-1951] (New York, New York, USA);
1951, bequeathed to the William Randolph Hearst Foundation (New York, New York, USA);
1953-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Robinson, Francis W. "A Gift of Arms and Armor from the Collection of William Randolph Hearst," Bulletin of the DIA, vol. 33, no. 1, 1953-54, pp. 1-5