The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Visor
  • Visor
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany
  • c. 1550
  • Medium-carbon steel, hardened by quenching and tempering, embossed and etched
  • Weight: 0.605 kg
  • A203
  • European Armoury I
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  • Mask visor for a close-helmet, embossed with a prominent hooked nose and sweeping moustache in the Hungarian style; the sight is formed by two horizontal slits; the simulation of eyes below have had the pupils pierced and roughly enlarged at a later date; the open mouth and nostrils give ventilation. It is shaded with realistic lines about the eyes and moustache, and has etched borders.