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Morion
  • Morion
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Italy
  • c. 1590
  • Iron or steel and copper alloy, etched
  • Height: 32 cm
    Weight: 1.48 kg
  • A129
  • European Armoury II
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  • Morion with a high comb, roughly roped and pierced in two places for a crest; at the base a plume-holder of brass and a row of rosette-headed rivets for the lining strap; brim peaked front and rear, turned under and roped; the whole made in one piece. The surface has been etched all over with strapwork, enclosing standing classical figures and trophies of detached pieces, on a blackened and granulated ground. There is no evidence of gilding.
    The decadent etching suggests a late date, very much like the saddle-steels A413-4.