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Morion
  • Morion
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Milan, Italy
  • c. 1580
  • Iron or steel and copper alloy, blued and etched
  • Height: 23 cm
    Height: 11.5 cm, comb
    Weight: 2.05 kg
  • A127
  • European Armoury II
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  • Morion with a high roped comb, made in two pieces; sloping brim peaked front and rear, the lower borders of the brim deeply sunk, turned under and roped; brass, leaf-shaped plume-holder at the back. The surface is decorated with blued strapwork cartouches, the remainder etched with plants on a rough, granular ground, gilt; the central panels on both sides contain figures of Pegasus on one side, the brim etched with acanthus leaves; a row of brass-headed rivets for the lining strap of canvas (parts of which remain).