Art/ Collection/ Art Object


ca. 1600
German, Nuremberg
Steel, silver, pigment, gold, brass
H. 12 1/2 in. (31.8 cm); H. of comb 4 5/16 in. (11 cm); W. 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm); D. 13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm); Wt. 4 lb. (1814 g)
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
Not on view
The electors of Saxony appear to have been the only German princes in the sixteenth century to outfit their bodyguards with matching equipment. Silvered morions of this type were probably worn by the officers of the bodyguards of the prince-electors of Saxony.
William H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
Haenel, Erich. Kostbare Waffen aus der Dresdner Rüstkammer. Leipzig: Hiersemann, 1923. pl. 35, fig. b.

Müller, Heinrich, and Fritz Kunter. Europäische Helme aus der Sammlung des Museums für Deutsche Geschichte. Berlin: Militarverlag der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik, 1971. no. 897, fgi. 169.

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