Higgins faces

The truly amazing Higgins Armory Museum in Worcester, Massachusetts will be closing the doors of its fabled building in December of this year. The collection of arms and armor–short- and broadswords; people, dog  and horse armor; halbreds, daggers, and maces–all beautiful and awesome in their sculptured practicality–will go to the Worcester Art Museum.
MedusaSaxonFaceFace2ViseFrom the top: Medusa head plaque, Roman, about 100 C.E.,  Maximilian field armor with grotesque visor, German composite field armor, iron face from a 17th-century armorer’s vise. For hours and directions, including dates of summer festivals and special events: www.higgins.org

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