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Morion
  • Morion
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • North Italy, possibly Brescia
  • c. 1580
  • Iron or steel, copper alloy and gold, etched, blued and fire-gilt
  • Height: 28.4 cm
    Weight: 1.61 kg
  • A134
  • European Armoury III
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  • Morion of the 'Spanish' style, having a pear-shaped skull with a stalk at its apex, sloping brim peaked front and rear, the edges turned under and roped. At the base of the skull is a row of brass capped rivets (without rosettes) for the lining strap, a small portion of which remains on the right side. A second row of rivets borders the edge of the brim. The plume-holder is missing. The surface decoration is outlined with an etched line and is fire-gilt on a blued ground; it consists of twelve oval, strapwork medallions on each side containing figures of warriors in classical and contemporary armour. The style of decoration is similar to that of Wallace Collection A135.