the papal guard


A display of 16th and 17th century armour at the Burrell Collection in Glasgow.

The Burgonet is from either Germany or Italy and made in 1570. Helmets like this were often used by light cavalry as the open face allowed better visability upon the battlefield but provided little protection for the face.

The pauldrons are from Italy and were made in 1620. They were possible used by an officer in the Papal guard.

There is no information provided about the backplate.