Armet depicting the story of Pompey, also known as "Henri II
After the French ornamentalist Etienne Delaune (1518-1583)
France, 19th century
H. 38 cm
(restoration and missing)
Closed armor helmet with crest stamp entirely illustrated in repoussé with animated scenes depicting the rivalry between Caesar and Pompey.
The model of the armor helmet kept in the Louvre Museum in Paris and made around 1560, this armor has no less than thirty-nine characters.
All are adapted to a part of the helmet constituting a specific register of reading: the stamp shows two battle scenes on the two sides, the crest, in a symmetrical design, disarmed prisoners, the front part of the mobile visor is illustrated with angels, the nasal part is animated with three scenes in the Antique style, and finally, the chin strap presents putti, a woman dressed in the Antique style and a soldier.
The interior of the armlet is numbered with two repeats 932.
Bibliography : A similar example is reproduced in the book " Armes européennes, Histoire d'une collection au musée du Louvre ", by Philippe Malgouyres.
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4 800 €