About this artwork
The morion was the most common helmet throughout Europe in the 16th century. Its popularity owes to a design that was as stylish as it was practical. The pointed broad brim and comb were crafted to protect the open face, neck, and top of the head by trapping or sliding away an assailant’s blows.
- Comb Morion
- Made 1560–1590
- Steel, iron, brass, and leather
- 24.1 × 40.6 × 35.6 cm (9 1/2 × 16 × 14 in.)
- George F. Harding Collection