Object Title

Spanish morion

Spanish morion

Date

1575

Object Number

IV.390

Provenance

From Ordnance Store, Didcot, 1923 and originally from royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin.

Physical Description

Tall pear-shaped skull with stalk etched on either side with a shield bearing the arms of Don John of Austria surmounted by a prince's crown and surrounded by the collar of the Golden Fleece. There are bands of 'Pisan' ornament on the ridge of the skull front and back and others at the base and on the brim.

Dimensions

Weight: 1.48 kg

Inscriptions and Marks

none

Associations

Places Flanders

Notes

Probably made for the guard of Don John (1547-1578) when Governor of the Netherlands.