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"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.)


Metal skullcaps, for wear under a hat, allowed the owner invisible protection against edged weapons. They were worn by both soldiers and civilians.
  • Frank Gair Macomber; Boston; cat. #533.
  • Gilchrist, Helen Ives. A Catalogue of the Collection of Arms & Armor Presented to the Cleveland Museum of Art by Mr. and Mrs. John Long Severance; 1916-1923. Cleveland: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1924. Mentioned: p. 55, B40
  • Armor Court Reinstallation. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer).
    The Cleveland Museum of Art (09/10/1998); "Armor Court Reinstallation"
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