A wrought iron Savoyard helmet, which is a type of closed burgonet also known as death's head or skull helmet. It has a heavy hammered and smooth surface skull made of two pieces surmounted by a slightly raised, narrow crest. The visor with apertures for the eyes and mouth can be folded up and has lateral hinges in the form of rosettes. The chin front can be folded out laterally and can be secured with a singled hook to the side. The wide gorget with a folded rope edge and a series of studs has a riveted neck protector with a plume socket on the back.
Germany or Southern Netherlands. Early 17th century.
Dimensions: height (measured from the back of the neck protector to the top of the crest) 30cm
Presented on a modern display stand.