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Sallet alla Veneziana

Sallet alla Veneziana

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Summary

In the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, armor was frequently decorated using fabric coverings, gilt metal appliqués, and even jewels. Sallets covered with red velvet and decorated with gilt mounts were especially popular in Venice and continued to be worn in Venetian civic pageants well into the eighteenth century. The coat of arms at the brow of this example is that of the Capelli family.

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1500 - 1599
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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