Chichak, a type of helmet (migfer) originally worn in the 15th-16th century by cavalry of the Ottoman Empire, consisting of a rounded bowl with ear flaps, a peak with a sliding nose guard passing through the peak, and an extension in the back to protect the neck. A presentation gift to the Russian court. Delegates from abroad would present their precious shields, helmets, ceremonial armor, and opulent silks and velvets in an elaborate parade before Russian dignitaries. Moscow Kremlin…

Chichak, a type of helmet (migfer) originally worn in the 15th-16th century by cavalry of the Ottoman Empire, consisting of a rounded bowl with ear flaps, a peak with a sliding nose guard passing through the peak, and an extension in the back to protect the neck. A presentation gift to the Russian court. Delegates from abroad would present their precious shields, helmets, ceremonial armor, and opulent silks and velvets in an elaborate parade before Russian dignitaries. Moscow Kremlin…

A Nuremberg combat close-helmet, Germany, ca. 1600

A Nuremberg combat close-helmet, Germany, ca. 1600

Bascinet, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg 1370-1380 ref_arm_1595_004

Bascinet, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg 1370-1380 ref_arm_1595_004

German Close Helmet for the Tourney 1560

German Close Helmet for the Tourney 1560

16th century armour on Pinterest

16th century armour on Pinterest

H2 by simonscots, via Flickr

H2 by simonscots, via Flickr

Foto sul muro della comunità

Foto sul muro della comunità

Italian Sallet with a red velvet cover and gilt copper mounts, c. 1480.

Italian Sallet with a red velvet cover and gilt copper mounts, c. 1480.

Closed Burgonet, Probably Austrian, ca. 1550–60

Closed Burgonet, Probably Austrian, ca. 1550–60

Bascinet with Aventail, Wallace Collection, London 1360-1380 ref_arm_1594_006 Composite helmet, as it can be seen that originally the skull had a center hinged visor. The aventail also is a mix of various patches of mail put together in the early XX century, as are the vervelles as well.

Bascinet with Aventail, Wallace Collection, London 1360-1380 ref_arm_1594_006 Composite helmet, as it can be seen that originally the skull had a center hinged visor. The aventail also is a mix of various patches of mail put together in the early XX century, as are the vervelles as well.

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