Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Winged Hussar helmet from Livrustkammaren

just would like to share with you photos of a captured Polish winged hussar's helmet (shishaq/szyszak) from the Livrustkammaren Museum in Stockholm [large photos are to be found on Wikimedia Commons].

this helmet and similar others located in the Swedish collections have never 'made it' to the typology of winged hussar armor established by Zdzisław Bocheński, in my opinion to the detriment of that typology.  Zdzisław Żygulski jr never included them in his books on the winged hussars [myarmoury website made available Zygulski's English language article]

1 comment:

Dario T. W. said...

Armee Museum - Swedish Army - digitalized some of the works by Olof Hoffman, who in 1677 was hired to draw and paint military standards etc captured by the Swedes. His work, done during 1677-1709, was published in 20 volumes, and about half have been digitalized - https://digitaltmuseum.se/search/?aq=text%3A%22olof%22%2C%22hoffman%22&context=photograph&o=0&n=272 although not yet the Polish-Lithuanian, Cossack and Muscovy-Russian military flags