Has anyone seen a original scale helmet?

Looks like these, some unusual helmets also occurred in the early 16c.

Sketch:  Bad War —Hans Holbein the Younger, c 1524

The picture is a version of Hans Holbein's drawing of a battle scene. Holbein's sheet was trimmed on all sides, leaving only the central section, and this copy extends the battle considerably to the left and slightly to the right, while also strengthening the pikes. The battle depicted is not known.

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You mean in a museum or collection?


From a painting by Ulrich the younger c1517

Wow, never noticed/seen this before.

Look at the socks too, very unusual.

The helmets reminded me of a picture from an old Swedish fairytale :)


Possibly another example:

Could the scale mail helmet be a chain mail coif?

How do you mean could it be?

Albrecht Dürer, 1511, The Mocking of Christ (The Small Passion)


I just noticed the mail strips on the sleeves of the guy being held by the hair in "Bad War". I have seen mail strips on hosen(Durer's St. Eustace on the wing of the Paumgartner Altarpiece), but never on a doublet. Pretty cool.



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