Details
Image number
XCL491077
Title
Cavalry Spider Helmet, 1600s (iron with black paint)
Artist
French School, (17th century) / French
Location
Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, USA
Medium
iron with black paint
Dimensions
Overall - h:30.20 w:21.30 d:17.70 Wt: 1.52 kg. cms
Description
The "spider-like" legs of this helmet protected the mounted soldier's face and head from slashing sword blows. The legs could be raised and locked up out of the way when not required.
Photo credit
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
17th century / 17 century / XVII century / XVIIth century / seventeenth century / c17th / 17 17th xvii xviith century / cavalry / army / troops / armed forces / armour / helmet / military / iron / legs / spider / militaria
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