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The 8th Lord Howard de Walden

Comb Morion

Description:

This highly decorated helmet is one of the kind worn by the bodyguard of the Elector of Saxony.  The Elector of Saxony's arms appear on the comb of the helmet and it bears the mark of the City of Nuremberg and and unidentified armourer.  Each side of the helmet is decorated with a classical figure and bands of etched and gilt scrollwork and foliage.

 

Each side of the helmet is decorated with a classical figure and bands of etched and gilt scrollwork and foliage.

Place of Production:
Nuremberg, Germany
Materials/Media:
steel
Source:
Dean Castle
Accession number:
MA/A31
Digital Number:
EAAM020n
Creation Date:
c.1600
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council