Support: Etched with trophies and griffins
Overall: 31.5 x 35.4 x 21.3 cm (12 3/8 x 13 15/16 x 8 3/8 in.)
Weight: 1.88 kg (4.14 lbs.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance 1916.1653
Etching is a technique where either the design or its ground is bitten into the metal surface with acid, the rest being protected by a protective wax or varnish.
Shown here together is a burgonet, buffe, and breastplate all decorated with a technique known as etching. A burgonetis a light open helmet characterized by a peak, a fall over the eyes, and hinged earpieces. The face is protected by the addition of a buffe, a sperate detachable element worn with the open helmet that extends to the throat. It connects to the breastplate which protects the abdomen and is worn with a backplate.
The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email email@example.com.