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2. Helmet

Helmet
Helmet

Steel, gold, precious stones, pearls Master Nikita Davydov Moscow. 1621

The eminent master of the Armoury, Nikita Davydov, "father of Russian armourers", by prder of Tsar Michael Fyodorovich forged and decorated with damascening, precious stones and pearls. the ear and neck-pieces of the helmet. Davydov's work earned him the tsar's gift of "Venetian taffeta" and "four arshins of dark blue English woollen cloth"; "the tsar rewarded him for the helmet, the diadem, the nosepiece, and the earpieces with gold inlay he made for His Royal Majesty".

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