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Close-up of a 16th to early 19th century helmet featuring intricate carvings of cavalrymen. It has chainmail hanging from the bottom edge, used to cover the neck and shoulders. In Russian, this chainmail covering is called barmitsa (бармица), known in English as an aventail or camail.

Original caption: Шлем с бармицей. Железо. XVI – начало XIX в. Из дореволюционных поступлений.

Origin: Russian Armor, Krasnodar Historical Museum Armor Collection, E.D. Felitsyna Krasnodar State Historical and Archaeological Museum-Reserve, Krasnodar, Russia.