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Parade armour - cavalry masks

The iron mask portrays a bearded face and was originally partially silver-plated. The face mask was the front side of a parade helmet which was supplemented in the back by a skullcap.

The parade armour also included colorful feathering, torso armour, and shin guards. The cavalry soldiers wore their parade armour for the cavalry games and also for official parades.

1962 by construction excavation.

Embossed face helmet, part of parade armour; height 28.5cm; Inv.Nr. 9047

Cavalry mask belonging to parade armour from Fort Stockstadt
1 Cavalry mask belonging to parade armour from Fort Stockstadt © Museen der Stadt Aschaffenburg

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