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Oct 22, 2010

Morion of the State Guard of Elector Christian I of Saxony

Morion of the State Guard of Elector Christian I of Saxony

c. 1580–91

Russet steel, etched and gilded

Overall: 33.3 x 27 x 23.5 cm (13 1/8 x 10 5/8 x 9 1/4 in.)

Weight: 1.44 kg (3.17 lbs.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance 1916.1516

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Christian I of Saxony outfitted his palace guards with black and yellow outfits topped off with a coordinated helmet like this one to highlight his grandeur and refinement. The Saxon coat of arms is also proudly displayed on the crest of this helmet.

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