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Dean Castle Arms and Armour

Helmets

Burgonet Parade Helmet

Period:
16th Century
Description:

A Burgonet helmet was an early modern combat helmet which can be characterized by having their large fixed or hinged peak projecting above the face-opening down towards the back neck of the helmet. They can be fairly lightweight and would have been worn by both cavalry and infantry. 

 

During the mid-16th century a new fashion emerged in Europe for arms and armour based on the forms found in classical art.  You can see this style represented in this Burgonet as it has a richness and variety of decoration, something for which armourers in Italy were renowned

Materials/Media:
Steel
Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
RI_DC_0000537
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Leisure Trust


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