Close Helmet in Maximilian Style

c. 1520
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.)
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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.
Close Helmet in Maximilian Style

Close Helmet in Maximilian Style

c. 1520

Germany, 16th century

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