Object Title

Spanish morion

Spanish morion

Date

1580-1590

Object Number

IV.87

Provenance

Unknown

Physical Description

One-piece almond-shaped skull with 'pear-stalk' at apex and flat brim with narrow countersunk border and roped inward turn. The base of the brim is pierced with twelve holes for lining rivets, now missing. Additionally, the rear of the skull has been pierced with a further two holes for the attachment of a missing plume holder. Some minor damage present along front medial ridge and to upper left side of the skull..The rear of the brim has been pierced with a hole for suspension, which has become enlarged probably due to corrosion.

Materials

Dimensions

HelmetHeight235mm
HelmetLength314mm
HelmetWeight1175g
HelmetWidth237mm

Associations

Places Italy

Notes

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