A GERMAN MORION C.1570-1600 A.D.
About the piece
Two piece construction with rolled edges to the brim and crest. Etched throughout, the skull with bands of foliage on a pellet ground and strapwork enclosing scrolls. Central panel to one side of an armored horseman and the other with an angel staying the hand of Abraham. The crest with central panels of armored warriors flanked by birds in flight against foliage. The brim, etched in strapwork filled with scrolling foliage is struck with a makers mark. The burgonet was the helmet of choice for military use throughout Germany. German morions are quite rare and examples of this quality were worn by the select guards of nobility emulating their contemporaries in other parts of Europe such as the Electors of Saxony and the Schurf family of Tyrol.Height: 10 3/4"