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Parade burgonet helmet, by Filippo Negroli

Image attached to M.19-1938

An image of Armour. Burgonet, for parade use, with embossed, chased and counterfeit-damascend classical decoration. Negroli, Filippo, perhaps (Italian armourer, Milanese, c.1510, active 1532-1551). Formed of a one-piece skull with a pivoted 'visor', an incomplete pair of cheek-pieces, and a neck-defence of one lame; hammered, shaped, riveted, with embossed, chased and counterfeit-damascening decoration, pierced ventilation-holes, recessed borders and raised ribs. Low-carbon steel, height (whole) 31.4 cm x width (whole): 20.2 cm. depth (whole) 29.3 cm, c.1540-1545.

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Armour. Burgonet, for parade use, with embossed, chased and counterfeit-damascend classical decoration. Negroli, Filippo, perhaps (Italian armourer, Milanese, c.1510, active 1532-1551). Formed of a one-piece skull with a pivoted 'visor', an incomplete pair of cheek-pieces, and a neck-defence of one lame; hammered, shaped, riveted, with embossed, chased and counterfeit-damascening decoration, pierced ventilation-holes, recessed borders and raised ribs. Low-carbon steel, height (whole) 31.4 cm x width (whole): 20.2 cm. depth (whole) 29.3 cm, c.1540-1545.

Image data

  • Accession Number: M.19-1938
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/19.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Andrew Norman
  • Image height: 1025 pixels
  • Image width: 750 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 544.66kB
  • Exposure time: 1/180
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 19/1
  • Captured: 2013:12:11 12:05:31

Key words

16th Century armour Baroque burgonet chased embossed faces Filippo Negroli Fitz_AA hammered helmet Italian Late Renaissance male metalwork Milanese military Renaissance steel visor

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