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Morion
  • Morion
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Italy
  • c. 1600
  • Iron or steel, gold and copper alloy, etched and gilt
  • Height: 32.6 cm
    Height: 10.5 cm, comb
    Weight: 1.78 kg
  • A130
  • European Armoury II
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  • Morion with a high roped comb; brim peaked front and rear, the lower edge turned under and roped, the whole made in one piece. Etched with vertical bands of scattered trophies and fully gilt, except for the band, borders and the bare limbs of the figures; on one side in the central band, Atlas, and on the other side a Roman warrior, and similar heroic figures within circles on either side of the comb, the etching deep but of poor quality. At the base is a row of rosette-headed rivets for the lining strap, parts of which remain; brass plume-holder at the back. The brim is ornamented with acanthus leaves.