The Wallace Collection

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  • Morion
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Milan, Italy
  • c. 1570 - c. 1590
  • Iron or steel, copper alloy and gold, gilt and etched, blackened and granulated
  • Height: 27.5 cm
    Weight: 1.29 kg
  • A140
  • European Armoury II
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Further Reading
  • Morion of the 'Spanish' style, similar to A138, having a curved brim peaked fore and aft; the lower edge turned under but not roped; the whole made in one piece; at the back a brass, shield-shaped plume-holder with riband edges of scroll form, the centre incised with the letter S many times repeated. Etched with segmental panels containing trophies and allegorical figures (Fame, Charity, War, etc.) alternating with others with C-shaped scrolls in pairs addorsed and cartouches containing classical figures; fire-gilt against a blackened, granulated ground; at the base a row of brass, rosette-headed rivets for the lining strap (parts of which remain).