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A RARE GERMAN TRIPLE-COMBED BURGONET (JAGDHELM)

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A RARE GERMAN TRIPLE-COMBED BURGONET (JAGDHELM)

CIRCA 1530-40

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A RARE GERMAN TRIPLE-COMBED BURGONET (JAGDHELM) Circa 1530-40 With rounded skull of one piece drawn-up to form three cabled low combs of equal length, encircled by a very narrow brim pierced with pairs of stitch-holes for attaching a fabric cover and arched over the brow, with hinged ear-pieces, turned edges, the outer surface left rough (black) from the hammer, and retaining part of its original four-tongued fabric lining. 8in (20.3cm)
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Light helmets of this type were intended to be entirely fabric covered with the exception of the combs which were, as in this example, finished bright.

For a comparable burgonet see Baron Dr. Otmar von Potier, Die Waffenkammer des Stiftes Kremsmünster, Zeitschrift für Historisches Waffenkunde, vierterband, Dresden, 1906-08, 8 heft, p.237, no.313.

Another example is in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (HEN.m.79-1933). See Eaves, 2002.

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