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Burgonet: HEN.M.3A-1933

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Production: Unknown

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Description

Burgonet, for light field use, decorated with bands in the 'black and white' fashion. Formed of a skull with an integral peak, a pair of hinged cheek-pieces and a neck-defence of one lame. The rounded skull rises to a high medial comb which is file-roped along its crest. The short peak projects forwards and slightly upwards to an obtuse central point. Its front edge has a file-roped inward turn, as does the lower edge of the neck-defence which is also obtusely pointed. A leather lining-band is riveted within the brow and nape of the skull. The cheek-pieces, which are attached by internal hinges, are of fairly square form, with cropped rear corners at the hinges. Their upper front corners are notched to fit over the rear ends of the peak. Their lower edges, which have file-roped inward turns, are flanged outwards to form a continuation of the neck-defence. Each cheek-piece is pierced at its centre with five small, circular ventilation-holes in rosette-formation. Riveted within the neck of each cheek-piece is a leather loop to tie them together. The right loop is incomplete. Differences in the character of its roped edge, and a lack of bevelling at its rear edge, indicates that the left cheek-piece is a later replacement. Part of the composite half armour HEN.M.3A-E-1933

Notes

History note: Mr James Stewart Henderson of 'Abbotsford', Downs Road, St Helen's Park, Hastings, Sussex

Legal notes

J.S. Henderson Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 30.0 cm
Height: 29.0 cm
Weight: 1.53 kg
Width: 22.7 cm

Relative size of this object

22.7 cm29 cm30 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1933-03-16) by Henderson, James Stewart

Dating

16th century
Production date: circa AD 1570

Note

South Germany, Nuremberg

The bright bands of the burgonet show a fairly heavy pitting and patination. The intervening blackened areas are worn through to bright metal at some points: especially on the neck-defence and the flanges of the cheek-pieces.

The burgonet is decorated in the 'black and white' fashion with a bright comb and peak, and a narrow bright band along each side of the skull against a blackened ground.

Components of the work

Lining Band composed of leather
Cheek-piece
Cheek-pieces
Decoration
Parts

Materials used in production

Steel

Techniques used in production

Hammering : Formed of a skull with an integral peak, a pair of hinged and pierced cheek-pieces and a neck-defence of one lame; hammered, shaped, riveted, with banded decoration in 'black and white' fashion
Forming

Identification numbers

Accession number: HEN.M.3A-1933
Primary reference Number: 17716
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 7 January 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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