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Comb Morion

A work made of steel, iron, brass, and leather.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of steel, iron, brass, and leather.

Date:

1570

Artist:

French

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.

Status

On View, Gallery 239

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Title

Comb Morion

Origin

France

Date

Made 1560–1590

Medium

Steel, iron, brass, and leather

Dimensions

24.1 × 40.6 × 35.6 cm (9 1/2 × 16 × 14 in.)

Credit Line

George F. Harding Collection

Reference Number

1982.2508

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