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Morion

c. 1575-1600

Steel with etched floral motif and medallion (on comb) with boar under oak tree

Overall: 39 x 23.5 x 33 cm (15 3/8 x 9 1/4 x 13 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance 1916.1808

Fun Fact

Amongst the swirling floral patterns on this helmet, there is scene of a boar under a tree in the center medallion of the comb that tops the helmet. Armor this exquisitely decorated would not have been worn in battle, but used by palace guards for ceremonies and display.

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