Object Title

Spanish morion

Spanish morion

Date

1571-1599

Object Number

IV.80

Physical Description

One-piece almond-sahped skull with 'pear-stalk' at apex and upturned brim with a narrow coutersunk border and roped inward turn. The base of the skull is encircled with eighteen replacement iron lining rivets with decorative copper alloy washers. The front of the brim has been pierced with a suspension hole. The finish is bright with some traces of corrosion.

Materials

Dimensions

HelmetHeight280 mm
HelmetLength360 mm
HelmetWeight1.6 kg
HelmetWidth235 mm

Associations

Places Italy

Notes

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