Steel and brass
Overall: 30.5 x 21.8 x 32 cm (12 x 8 9/16 x 12 5/8 in.)
Weight: 3.5 kg (7.72 lbs.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance 1916.1855
Known as the "Last Knight," Maximilian played a prominent role in this history of armor by building up the armament industry and fostering the modernization of the armorer's craft.
The regular fluting of this helmet is a style known as "Maximilian," named after Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (1493–1519). Besides being decorative the fluting is a strengthening device that works similar to corrugated metal. This decoration would have been costly as it was time consuming to produce and required precise work. It would have only been available to the wealthiest of clients.
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