Sallet in the Shape of a Lion’s Head, 1470–80; Italian

While I try to avoid the NYPL Lions (as well as Times Sq.) area like the plague, LoveMattersMost demanded lions on a previous vid (hehehe)! I thought this was far more interesting and slightly older. I hope you like it! Steel, copper-gilt, glass, polychromy H. 11 3/4 in. (30 cm), Wt. 8 lb. 4 oz. (3.7 kg) Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1923 (23.141) This helmet is the earliest surviving example of Renaissance armor all’antica (in the antique style). The helmet represents the head of the Nemean Lion, whose pelt was worn as a headdress and cloak by the mythological hero Hercules. Hercules was frequently portrayed in Renaissance art as a symbol of indomitable strength, courage, and perseverance. The gilt-copper lion’s head is mounted over a plain steel sallet made specifically for this purpose. The helmet retains its original padded canvas lining. Source: Sallet in the Shape of a Lion’s Head [Italian] (23.141) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art Citation “Sallet in the Shape of a Lion’s Head [Italian] (23.141)”. In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000–. www.metmuseum.org (October 2006) Souce: www.metmuseum.org

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5 Responses to “Sallet in the Shape of a Lion’s Head, 1470–80; Italian”

  1. Mattsam1000 Says:

    wow, what musiem? is it in?

  2. TheFaustianMan Says:

    @Mattsam1000
    Hi Sam! It’s in the Metropolitan Museum of Art here in NYC.?

  3. Mattsam1000 Says:

    @TheFaustianMan Thanks if i ever get the chance to go to nyc i will have to go there it looks realy? good. i like museums they are so much fun

  4. LoveMattersMost Says:

    Wow! That gold lion headress was spectacular! Somebody really put a lot of time in while making that beauty! I agree with the other commenter, that Museums are really fun and cool. Anything you want to show in a Museum for your videos, would be very popular I’m sure! Plus, I love the the echoey acoustics that all museums have. In fact, I am conditioned to expect thats background noise. If it’s not there, it would throw me. PS what a great ending: “Stand clear of the eleveator please!” : ) Bri?

  5. TheFaustianMan Says:

    @LoveMattersMost hahaha! Thanks. Video by visitors in the Met is strictly Verboten. 😉 Lame, I know. I don’t know how in this day and age can you still have a policy against video, when everyone has a camera on their phone. It was closing time yesterday, so it was really empty, save a few workers? and such. So quiet you can hear the motor on the tape deck. Tonight and tomorrow it’s open late. I would not have been able to get such clean sound.

    I have a few museum vids, just unfinished. lol.

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