Jousting Sallet Made for Louis II (1506–1526), King of Hungary and Bohemia

Steel, copper alloy, gold | 25.4cm | c. 1525

Unknown Artist

The helmet was intended for the Scharfrennen, a joust fought by two mounted contestants armed with sharp lances. The conjoined initials L and M, for Louis II of Hungary (1506–1526) and his wife, Maria of Austria, are featured prominently in the decor...
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