On Friday, May 9, 1913, the ship La France steamed into New York Harbor carrying William Henry Riggs, a wealthy American and lifelong collector of arms and armor. In this blog post, discover the history of his impressive collection and the Museum acquired one of the greatest collections of its day. | Armor Gallery at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Printed in Dean, 95.
Sallet in the Franco-Burgundian Style Date: late 15th century Geography: said to have been found in Givet, Champagne-Ardenne Culture: possibly Italian Medium: Steel Dimensions: H. 9 in. (22.9 cm); W. 8 in. (20.3 cm); D. 12 1/4 in. (31.1 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 13 oz. (1737 g)