Tanker face mask.
World War I, 1917.
Iron, leather and fibre.
Height 15cm with mesh.
Iron military mask covered with tawny leather matching the relief of the nose.
The mouth and cheeks are protected by a rib of mesh with small tight rings.
The eye openings are obstructed by thin strips of iron, giving visibility at the level of the slits.
This regulatory protection was worn by British tank soldiers when tanks appeared in France and were endowed.
Bibliography: The man and his masks, masterpieces of the Barbier Mueller museums. Pages 278/279 and 360.
Rigorously in perfect condition, on a custom-made bronze base.
Delevery information :
All items are sent by registered mail, insured.
Rates on request.
Delivery and installation possible.