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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.
Wow, never noticed/seen this before.
Look at the socks too, very unusual.
Could the scale mail helmet be a chain mail coif?
How do you mean could it be?
Albrecht Dürer, 1510:
Albrecht Dürer, 1511, The Mocking of Christ (The Small Passion)