Gothic Armor, late 15th century; extensively restored and completed ca. 1926. German and Italian. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Bequest of Bashford Dean, 1928 (29.150.8a–q) | In this work, Dean’s goal was to create a late German Gothic armor, a type often considered the pinnacle of armor-making. Complete and homogeneous examples were nonexistent on the art market by Dean’s time.
Impression of armour as it originally appeared France 1575-80 Gilding overall was popular in France,both for the rich look and the rusproofing properties,-The process frequetly involved boiling mercury and was etremely toxic.
kettle helmet or "chapel de fer", very effective helmet for the foot soldier which could be produced against low costs! There are kettle helmets known between 1200-1500. Dating however is very difficult.I presume 1250-1350