Objet d'Art: Bizarre-o Helmets

Bird Man helmet from the early 16th Century

Bird Man helmet from the early 16th Century

The show I am working on in Vienna is Medieval themed, so the other day I was sent a link to The Weirdest and Fiercest Helmets from the Age of Armored Combat.  Each helmet is more amazing than the next.  Do yourself a favor and check them out on the website.  

The Horned Helmet, Innsbruck, Austria, 1511-1514

The Horned Helmet, Innsbruck, Austria, 1511-1514

Closed helmet with masked visor, by Kolman Helmschmid in Augsburg, Germany, c. 1515

Closed helmet with masked visor, by Kolman Helmschmid in Augsburg, Germany, c. 1515

Filippo and Francesco Negroli, 1545

Filippo and Francesco Negroli, 1545

Filippo and Francesco Negroli, 1545

Filippo and Francesco Negroli, 1545

The ceremonial and parade helmet of Charles V, Desiderius Helmschmid, c. 1540

The ceremonial and parade helmet of Charles V, Desiderius Helmschmid, c. 1540