Object Title

Spanish morion

Spanish morion

Date

1580-1590

Object Number

IV.109

Provenance

Unknown

Physical Description

One-piece almond-shaped skull with upstanding 'pear-stalk' at apex and slightly downward swept brim with narrow countersunk border and roped inward turn. Seven of the original thirteen brass-capped lining rivets survive encircling the base of the skull; all of which retain part or all of their original decorated copper alloy washers. Two rivets are present at the rear for the attachment of missing a plume holder. Minor damage to the apex and on the front left side of the skull. Minor crack to the back left of the brim, patched and riveted from the underside. The back of the brim has been pierced for suspension.

Materials

Dimensions

HelmetHeight255 mm
HelmetLength360 mm
HelmetWeight1365 mm
HelmetWidth230 mm

Associations

Places Italy

Notes

Cabasset of typical north Italian form of the late 16th century, commonly termed a 'Spanish morion'