18th-early 19th century, employing a variety of artistic techniques. The skull of brass or bronze, originally gilt, decorated throughout in repousse, (embossed from the back to produce raised designs) with chiseled details. The combination producing a combination of depth and detail. Eight peak camail, or mail fall (neck protection) made with alternate bands of iron and brass mail producing a striped pattern. Complete and excellent with fine patina. Height, 26" on walnut display stand.