The Wallace Collection

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  • Morion
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Spain
  • c. 1590 (helmet)
    19th century (etching)
  • Iron or steel and copper alloy, etched
  • Height: 23.4 cm
    Weight: 1.22 kg
  • A142
  • European Armoury III
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  • Morion in the 'Spanish' style, having a pear-shaped skull with a short stalk at its apex. The sloping brim curves upward at the pointed ends, with the edges channelled and turned over wire. Around the base of the skull is a row of lining rivets with the remains of brass washers. The plume-holder is missing from the back of the helmet.

    The surface is decorated with vertical etched bands containing interlaced strapwork on a plain ground. The brim is etched at either end with a fleur-de-lys. The etching is almost certainly nineteenth-century, although the helmet itself is probably old.