Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Type VIa (ceremonial) mollusc-helm (c. 1580s)

C. A sketch of a hen of some import (c. 1580s; note the neck-rings common to many wealthy female durulz) wearing a Type VIa ceremonial helmet famously taken as booty by the Lunars in 1613; also known as the Carmen Miranda helm. (*sigh*)

(Originally posted on ImmoderateGloranthaQuest, 9 December 2007.)