Pointed Morion

Italian, Brescia

Not on view

Although worn with age, this elaborately etched morion is particularly interesting for the mark struck at the front of its brim––the Lion of Saint Mark, the Venetian control stamp. Venice had subjugated the armor-manufacturing city of Brescia in the fifteenth century, and, as a result, Brescia became the main supplier of armor used in Venetian service. Similarly marked morions are preserved in the former arsenal of the Serenissima in the Palazzo Ducale, Venice. The ornament, consisting of allover strapwork interlace enclosing trophies of arms, is in the French taste.

Pointed Morion, Steel, brass, Italian, Brescia

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