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Oct 22, 2010

"Secrete" or Skull Cap (Hat Lining)

"Secrete" or Skull Cap (Hat Lining)

c. 1630–50


Overall: 20.3 x 16.5 x 10.2 cm (8 x 6 1/2 x 4 in.)

Weight: 560 g (1.23 lbs.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance 1916.1895


Metal skullcaps, for wear under a hat, allowed the owner invisible protection against edged weapons. They were worn by both soldiers and civilians.

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

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