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A sixteenth-century Mexican or Flemish silver-gilt and rock-crystal pendant depicting a skull wearing an imperial crown, with crossbones and a cross beneath. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Saddle Date: 16th century Culture: Turkish Medium: Wood, bone, leather, textile, polychromy Dimensions: Saddle weight 9 lb. 3 oz. ( 4167 gm) Stirrups, each1lb.5oz. (595gm) Classification: Equestrian Equipment Credit Line: Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913 Accession Number: 14.25.1651
Mirror with split-leaf palmette design inlaid with gold, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), early 16th century Turkey, probably Bursa or Istanbul Iron, inlaid with gold; ivory
ca. 1560 Italy, Florence. The Red Dress of Pisa. Currently in the Museo di Palazzo Reale, Pisa. Believed to be from 1560, this is called the “Red Dress of Pisa.” It is a Florentine gown from the sixteenth century - it was found on a wooden effigy at San Matteo. It is housed at the Palazzo Reale di Pisa (Museum Nazionale). It is made of red velvet with gold couched trim.
The medallions on either side of the helmet bowl are embossed with scenes of battle between the Lapiths and the Centaurs. The compositions derive in part from designs by Rosso Fiorentino (1494–1540), one of the Italian artists called to Fontainebleau to work for the French court. Probably made for Henry II of France (reigned 1547–59), the helmet passed as a diplomatic gift to the Medici court in Florence later in the sixteenth century.