Burgonet “ALLA ROMANA ANTICA” Created for The Archduke Ferdinand II of Tyrol, Ambrass and Innsbruck. Ceremonial Parade Helmet designed and created by the famed studio of Filippo Negroli, a 16 Century Armorer in Milan, Italy.
African cuirass, Bornu, 17th c or later, handwrought steel plates connected by rivets, completely covering the torso and shoulders, with applied brass studs to the reverse and much original finish. With its handwoven and embroidered padded tunic. The Bornu Empire was founded c. 1400 in what is now Northeast Nigeria and endured until the late 19th century. By the 16th century, strong Arab and Turkish military influence led to the development of a fearsome, elite, armored Bornu cavalry.