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Peaked Morion

Peaked Morion

c. 1580-1590

Etched russet steel with traces of gilding; roped brim, brass plume holder

Overall: 35.4 x 23.7 x 26.7 cm (13 15/16 x 9 5/16 x 10 1/2 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance 1916.1085

Fun Fact

Originally this helmet was topped with a feathered plume. The Swiss Guard, a regiment of soldiers that has guarded the Vatican since the 16th century, wear similar looking peaked morions today, though theirs are adorned with voluminous ostrich feather plumes.

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