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Full Metal Cuirass, And Other War Gear From The Eagle

Posted January 31, 2011 to photo album "Full Metal Cuirass, And Other War Gear From The Eagle"

In creating the world of The Eagle, the costume and production designers paid attention to every little detail, from masks to make up.

Full Metal Cuirass
The Meaning Of Armor
Suiting Up Roman Horses
Roman Helmets
Shields And Swords
The Masks Of Gladiators
Traveling Clothes
Running With Teeth And Bone
The World Of the Seal People
Seal People Rites and Rankings
Seal People Masks
Horned-Eagle Man
Roman Helmets

Roman Helmets

Roman helmets were one of the most diverse and complex parts of a soldier’s outfit. The original Montefortino helmets (which were a simple round shape with a top knob) developed over time into the imperial forms, as displayed by Marcus. Here “The red is to distinguish his rank,” explains costume designer Michael O'Connor. The production used horsehair for the plumed crest, a material that was probably also used by the original Romans, although they might have also deployed feathers.