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With rounded skull formed in two pieces joined along a low roped medial comb, pierced at each side with four circular hearing-holes and flanged outwards at it base to form an integral rear gorget-plate. The pivoted peak fitted with a mask-like face-guard cut at its upper end with semi-circular eye-openings and embossed beneath them with a nose and grinning mouth, the latter pierced with seven circular ventilation-holes and outlined with a roped rib.
Hinged cheek-pieces flanged outwards at their bases to form an integral front gorget-plate, overlapping at the front and joined there by a swivel-hook and stud similar to that securing the face-guard to the right cheek-piece, the main edges of the helmet finished with roped inward turns accompanied in the case of those of the gorget-plates by brass-capped lining-rivets, all surfaces blackened.
|Location of Origin: Europe|
|Dimensions: 48 x 24.5 x 34 cm; 19 x 10 x 13.5 inches|
|Primary Classification: Antique guns, Antique Swords for Sale : Armour for Sale|
|Headpieces of this distinctive fashion were intended for wear by the cuirassier or heavy cavalryman. They are usually referred to as ‘Savoyard’ helmets from the tradition that large numbers of them in the Musée d’Arte et d’Histoire, Geneva, were taken as booty from the troops of Charles-Emmanuel I of Savoy following their unsuccessful assault on the city on the night of 11 December 1602 (see Claude Blair, European Armour, London, 1958, p. 150; and José-A. Godoy, ‘Les Armets Savoyards du Musée d’Arte et d’Histoire de Genéve, Geneva, N. S. Vol. L, 2002, pp. 11-97).|
|Provenance: Hans von Schulthess, Schloss Au, near Zurich, Switzerland.|
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