ARMET duGioco del Ponte
Tuscany, Italy, late 16th century
H.:27; L.: 19; Thickness: 34 cm
Weight : 3 kg
(Missing on the crest, no restoration since its original adaptation)
Closed armor helmet with wrought iron twisted crest stamp. The stamp is engraved with three strips of incised lines parallel to the crest. It bears the initials "F" on the left and "B" on the right hand engraved, probably referring to the identification marks of its owner.
The mobile visor, called a mezzil, consists of a grid with eleven vertical arched and riveted bars. It allowed visibility and perceptibility of the voice while protecting the face. A hook on the lower right side kept it closed.
The lateral parts are pierced with circular holes arranged in a rosette forming a ventail. The chinstrap is mobile. The gorgerin is wide in section and cut into a point on the front part.
The feather-holder is rectangular in cross-section and is placed at the end of the crest.
This helmet refers to the famous "Bridge Game" that used to take place in Pisa, which has now become a traditional festival. The inhabitants of the Tramontana neighborhoods, located north of the Arno River, faced those of Mezzogiorno, to the south, on the bridge over the river.
This armet had a toasted visor added to it on the occasion of its use for the Gioco del Ponte.
Delevery information :
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Delivery and installation possible.