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Polish szyszak, for use by an hussar

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An image of Armour. Szyszak, for use by an hussar. Formed of a skull fitted at its front with a separate peak, a sliding nasal-bar fitted at its lower end with a broad face-defence, a long, laminated, medially-ridged neck-defence and laminated cheek-pieces; hammered, shaped, riveted, with fluted, raised, fretted, punched, filed and nicked decoration, with pierced circular ventilations and recessed borders. Production Place: Poland. Steel, brass (alloy), rivet caps, leather (internal leathers). Height, whole, 54.5 cm, maximum, width, whole, 30.0 cm, maximum, depth, whole, 32.5 cm, maximum, weight, whole, 3.87 kg, circa 1680.

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Armour. Szyszak, for use by an hussar. Formed of a skull fitted at its front with a separate peak, a sliding nasal-bar fitted at its lower end with a broad face-defence, a long, laminated, medially-ridged neck-defence and laminated cheek-pieces; hammered, shaped, riveted, with fluted, raised, fretted, punched, filed and nicked decoration, with pierced circular ventilations and recessed borders. Production Place: Poland. Steel, brass (alloy), rivet caps, leather (internal leathers). Height, whole, 54.5 cm, maximum, width, whole, 30.0 cm, maximum, depth, whole, 32.5 cm, maximum, weight, whole, 3.87 kg, circa 1680.

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  • Accession Number: HEN.M.94-1933
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/19.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Andrew Norman
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 730 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 489.84kB
  • Exposure time: 1/180
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 19/1
  • Captured: 2013:12:12 09:50:08

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17th Century armour army brass face defence fretted hammered helmet hussar metalwork military nasal bar neck defence pierced Polish punched rivet riveted soldiers steel szyszak

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