21 Nov 2018

A Masked Helmet

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A tight helmet with grotesque face (masked visor), Germany or Italy, early 16th century and later. Height: 9.44″/24 cm. Typical modified helmet for the Gioco del Ponte. Provenance: Collection of the Royal Dynasty of Hanover, Marienburg, auctioned at Sotheby’s, October 2005

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gbear

Original NPC dude?



Schill McGuffin

I wonder if they wore a big, floppy hat with that.



rick

Good God. What would drive men to create such a thing? War is hell. While that may deflect a musket ball surely there would be internal injury.



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