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c. 1520


Lent by The Royal Armouries, Leeds 36.2008

Did you know?

The Royal Armouries in Leeds, England, is home to one of the finest collections of arms and armor and anannual international jousting tournament.


A burgonet is a light, open helmet characterized by a peak, a fall over the eyes, and hinged earpieces. It was used by cavalry in the 1500s and 1600s and sometimes worn with a buffe or separate detachable element that would protect the face and throat.

See also
MED - Arms & Armor
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Arms and Armor

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