The visor of this helmet is modelled in the form of a lion's mask; the skull is embossed with allegorical figures of Fame (right) and Victory (left) and trophies in the style of the High Renaissance.
Burgonet (Parade Helmet) by Filippo Negroli and brothers of Milan, c. 15401545
© Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge
- Embossed steel with gilt details
- 31.4 x 20.2 x 29.3 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £1,250 ( Total: £1,750)
- Acquired in:
- John Hunt
There is a Greek motto inlaid in gold on the comb. The chinpiece is missing. The helmet is likely to have had a distinguished original owner, as Negroli worked for both the Emperor Charves V and his son.
J G Mann (keeper of the Wallace Collection)
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