The Rout of San Romano
mazzocchio, a wooden or wicker headdress, was a common
article of male attire in Florence in the second and third
quarters of the fifteenth century. Painted representations
of the mazzocchio are seen in many of Uccello's
paintings. By virtue of its form, which can be clearly
determined in these paintings, its representation presented
a constructional problem of special complexity, with which
later perspective theorists also concerned themselves.
The elaborate system of projection can be reconstructed from
incised lines on the original drawings, and shows the relevance
of the methods and principals of the costruzione legittima.