Object Title

Burgonet

Burgonet

Date

1575

Object Number

IV.529

Provenance

Purchased Wallis and Wallis 25th July 1962, lot 821

Physical Description

The peak and neckguard are made in one piece with the skull which has a high comb. The hinged cheekpieces are embossed with a large petalled rosette at the centre of which is a pierced stud for the attachment of a buffe. All parts have sunken borders with engrailed inner edges, the edges of the plates having plain unroped turns.

Materials

Dimensions

HelmetDepth277 mm
HelmetHeight282 mm
HelmetWeight3.03 kg
HelmetWidth210 mm

Associations

Bibliographic References

A.R. Dufty and W. Reid, European Armour in the Tower of London, 1968, plate CIV.

Notes

One of a number of similar Greenwich burgonets exhibiting an embossed rosette design on the cheekpieces, such as that belonging to the armour of William Worcester 3rd Earl of Worcester, produced c.1570 (II.83). It is possible this particular example was made as a piece of exchange for the armour Sir Henry Herbert 2nd Earl of Pembroke, now in the Kelvingrove, Glasgow.