Saturday, October 11, 2014

Reproduction Bascinet with a Pomme: 1410-1414























This helmet, seen earlier here, now has a pomme, a ball of gilded wood to hold feathers, just like Hector's. (Yes, that's Hector of Troy). I think it adds a note of style.

2 comments:

Unknown said...

Pretty. Are ringneck pheasant (asian) feathers "known"?

Will McLean said...

Yes . Introduced to England no later than 1059: http://www.thefield.co.uk/features/the-history-of-the-pheasant-22364