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Dressing in Steel: Part One
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Dressing in Steel: Part Two
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Backplate and rump defense (hoguine)
Pair of vambraces (arm defenses)
Pair of Tassets of Emperor Charles V
Top lames of vambraces (arm defenses)
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 374
This armor reproduces in steel the extravagant puffed and slashed costume of the German Landsknechte (mercenary infantry troops). The matching pieces are preserved in the Musée de l'Armée, Paris. Coming from the Radziwill armory in Nesvizh in present-day Belarus, this armor may have been made for Jerzy Herkules Radziwill (1480–1541), a powerful Polish nobleman.
Ex. coll., backplate and rump: Radziwill armory, Nesvizh, Belarus; Pollak and Winterwitz, Vienna; Alfred Juritzki-Warburg, Krystall-Verlag, Vienna; Bashford Dean, New York.
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