Object Title

Burgonet

Burgonet

Date

1571-1599

Object Number

IV.1605

Provenance

Purchased from a private collector. It was purchased by the seller frim Christies, South Kensinton, 23 May 1990, Lot 73 (ill).

Physical Description

Two piece skull joined in high medial ridge. Painted black.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 28.0 cm (11.0 in), Width: 20.0 cm (8.9 in), Depth: 34.0 cm (13.5 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible. Wired to the point of the neck-guard is a rectangular aluminium collecters tag stamped with the number '37.82'

Associations

Notes

Similar burgonets of North German make are recorded by Walter Fanger, 'Stilmerkmake Braunschweiger Plattnerbeiten', ' Brunswiek 1031 - Braunschweig 1981 ', Stadtisches Museum, Brunswick, 1981, pp.259-60, figs 2-7, in the Museum fur Deutsche Geschichte, Berlin (in one case embossed with the cipher of Julius, Duke of Brunswick - Wolfenbuttel, 1568-89), and in the Stadtisches Museum Brunswick. Others are recorded by Konrad Ullman, ' Die Schonsten Harnische in Der Emder Rustkammer ', Emden, 1968, pp.14-23, in the arsenal at Emden.
Compare also the nutgonet II.28 in the Royal Armouries.