Apr 6, 2020
Oct 22, 2010

Gothic Bevor

Gothic Bevor

c. 1480

Steel

Overall: 27.4 x 16.3 cm (10 13/16 x 6 7/16 in.)

Weight: 560 g (1.23 lbs.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance 1916.1920

Did you know?

A mark showing a square with a dot at the center is on the inside of this helmet; so far it is unidentified.

Description

A bevor is a piece of plate armor that is intended to protect the chin and upper throat. It normally supplemented an open helmet like the sallet. Gothic plate armor achieves its beauty not by surface decoration by the simple elegance of its line, seemingly inspired by contemporary gothic architecture, from which it gets its name.

See also
Collection: 
MED - Arms & Armor
Department: 
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Arms and Armor
Medium: 
Steel

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