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Doesn’t exactly strike terror

Armet with Mask Visor in the Form of a Rooster
ca. 1530
German, probably Augsburg
metmuseum collection

I mean, it’s a miracle of steel sculpture – and far be it from me to impugn the courage of roosters – but it’s hard to see this as anything other than a helmet with a lil’ chicken face.

They also have one with a lil’ people face, that’s apparently more common. It has a kind of Simpsons look about it, don’t it?

Our router has been flaking out on the regular today, so I’d better hit ‘publish’ before it goes again.


Comment from G_d’s Middle Finger
Time: December 13, 2022, 8:16 pm


Comment from Drew458
Time: December 13, 2022, 9:33 pm

the naughty jokes write themselves on this one.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: December 13, 2022, 10:21 pm


Determined to be a “party face” … for your Shrove Tuesday jousts and bouts.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: December 13, 2022, 11:57 pm

That’s some beautiful metalwork

Comment from technochitlin
Time: December 14, 2022, 1:02 pm

Looks like a Skeksi from “The Dark Crystal”. Reasonably intimidating.

Comment from BJM
Time: December 14, 2022, 5:43 pm

@Expressobold…Chikkens, is there anything they can’t do?

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: December 14, 2022, 9:50 pm

I dunno. I think I’d’ve been quite intimidated by anyone who had the self-confidence to wear an honest-to-Gott chicken helmet. Self-confidence? Heck, I’d have sprinted in the other direction, saying to myself Es ist ihm einfach scheißegal.

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