The Fortepiano (1720)

The fortepiano is one  the oldest surviving early  pianos. The artifact remains on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The piano has only 54 keys, while modern pianos have 88. The structure is wing shaped similar to a hapsicord. The piano would produce a different sound,giving musicians more to work with.  […]

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Italian Morion Helmet (1580)

This is an Italian morion helmet from around 1580. This was  type of soldier’s helmet normally produced  in Spain. It became associated with Spanish explorers and conquistadors, but they were not the only ones to use this helmet .  The kingdom of Castile used these types of helmets the most, yet other European states and […]

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