The Wallace Collection

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  • Morion
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Italy
  • c. 1590
  • Iron or steel and copper alloy, etched
  • Height: 33.5 cm
    Height: 12 cm, comb
    Weight: 1.87 kg
  • A131
  • European Armoury II
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Further Reading
  • Morion, having a very high comb, flat at the sides, and roped; the plume-holder is missing; at the base is a row of brass-headed rivets for the lining strap; brim peaked fore and aft, the edge turned under and roped; the whole made in one piece. The surface is etched overall: the comb with bold, scrolled foliage enclosing a medallion head, the sides with vertical panels of foliage with a heroic Roman figure in the central one, on a blackened and granulated ground; no trace of gilding remains.