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Tournament Shield (Targe) Date: about 1450 Culture: German Medium: Wood, leather, linen, gesso, polychromy, silver

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.

The new Armor Hall at Wave Hill, Bashford Dean’s private residence, completed and installed in 1930, two years after his death.

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)