Artist German
Title
  • Morion of the Bodyguard of the Prince-Elector of Saxony
Date ca. 1570 - 1600
Medium Steel, gilding
Dimensions Overall: 10 13/16 × 9 7/8 × 13 9/16 inches, 4.3 pounds (27.5 × 25.1 × 34.4 cm, 2 kg)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, William H. Murphy Fund
Accession Number 52.160
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
Not On View
Marks Stamped, on left side of front brim: guild mark of Nuremberg [a divided coat of arms with a double headed eagle and alternating diagonal bars called bends]
Stamped, on the left side of front brim: unknown armorer's mark [three circles arranged to form a triangle]
Stamped, on the inside of the front brim: guild mark of Nuremberg [N]
by 1930-1951, Edward H. Litchfield (New York, New York, USA);
1951, sold at his estate sale by (Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, New York, USA);
1951, purchased by (James Graham and Sons, New York, New York, USA);
1952, (Victor Spark, New York, New York, USA);
1952-present, purchased by The Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA).
ART DIGEST 27, no. 5 (December 1, 1952), p. 8