List of all exhibits. Click on one of them to go to the exhibit page. The topics allow exhibits to be selected by their concept categories. On the right, you can choose the settings of the list view.
The list below shows links between exhibits in a non-standard way. The points denote the exhibits and the connecting lines are connections between them, according to the selected categories.
Enter the end dates in the windows in order to set the period you are interested in on the timeline.
- Date of production late 16th century
- Place of creation Germany
- Dimensions height: 34 cm, length: 23 cm, width: 33.5 cm
- ID no. ZKWawel 489
- Availability Castle Armoury
- Acquired date purchased by Marian Morelowski in the Soviet Union in 1928
- Object copyright Wawel Royal Castle – State Art Collection
- Digital images copyright public domain
- Digitalisation RDW MIC, Małopolska's Virtual Museums Plus project
It is an example of a closed helmet that protects the entire head of a soldier. It represents the decadent phase of development of this type of armament, the early days of which date back to the 16th century, when movable face covers started to be fixed to helmets.more
The main part of the helmet, the skull, is ball-shaped, with a crest, a bevor, and a double visor with two eye-slits and openings for breathing. On the back side, at the base of the crest, there is a container for a plume. The bevor has two parts and three segments. The edges are trimmed with a motif of a twisted string and lines with marks of gilding.
It is an example of a closed helmet that protects the entire head of a soldier. It represents the decadent phase of development of this type of armament, the early days of which date back to the 16th century, when movable face covers started to be fixed to helmets. Close helmets were perfected at the close of the Middle Ages when they were produced in many variants. They lost their importance due to the development of firearms and resignation of full plate armours, and were replaced with various kinds of open helmets (e.g. so-called pappenheimers).
Elaborated by Krzysztof Czyżewski (Wawel Royal Castle), editorial team of Małopolska’s Virtual Museums, © all rights reserved