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Burgonet

Burgonet

c. 1520

Steel

Lent by The Royal Armouries, Leeds 36.2008

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

Description

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

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