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Morion

Date:
ca. 1600
Geography:
Nuremberg
Culture:
German, Nuremberg
Medium:
Steel, silver, pigment, gold, brass
Dimensions:
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)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
14.25.651
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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