The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Morion
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Italy or Spain
  • c. 1580
  • Iron or steel, copper alloy and black paint, blued
  • Height: 26.6 cm
    Weight: 1.2 kg
  • A141
  • European Armoury III
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Further Reading
  • Morion of the 'Spanish' style, having a pear-shaped skull with a stalk at its apex; sloping brim curved slightly upwards at the rear and downwards in front, the edge channelled, turned over and roped. Around the base of the skull is a row of brass-headed lining rivets with circular brass washers stamped as rosettes. At the back is a brass, escutcheon-shaped plume-holder. The surface has been blued and subsequently painted black.