Bassinet and Visor from a Bassinet
Artist/maker unknown, European or French?
This bassinet is a rare, well-preserved example of a once relatively common type of knightly helmet. The holes along its lower edge are for securing a lining (now lost) on the interior, and a camail (neck defense of mail) on the exterior, which extended around the neck onto the shoulders.
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