Here we have a style of open faced barbute that was known as a celata. 15th century Italian in design but with classical roots, these helmets were popular throughout Europe as an alternative to the more restrictive sallet. Barbutes and celata are quite similar, the differences being that for the most part celata have a more open face and shorter sides; and are less restrictive than barbutes. This type of helmet remained popular in Italy from the 1440's until the end of the century and even after. The celata is shown in its early form in the Getty version of Fior di Battaglia by Fiore dei Liberi, and also in Filippo Vadi's fighting manual of the 1480's. This reproduction is crafted in 16 gauge steel, and is ready to wear with a leather liner and chinstrap.
height: 12 3/8" along outside curves
height: 10" standing ruler estimate
width across bottom side to side: 9"
outer circumference at rivet line: 28"
inner circumference at liner: 26 3/4"
weight: 4 lb 9.5 oz