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ca. 1530–60 and later
German, Augsburg
Steel, velvet
Wt. approx. 62 lb. 12 oz. (28.45 kg); Wt. of helmet approx. 6 lb. 10 oz. (3 kg)
Armor for Man
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
Not on view
Marking: Stamped on the interior of the center plate of the left pauldron (shoulder defense), the top lame of the right vambrace (lower arm defense), and the upper lame of each cuisse (thigh defense): the Augsburg mark (a pearled A).
William H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
Hartford. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. "Long-Term Loan of European Arms and Armor," 1947–1977.

Grancsay, Stephen V. "Notes on Armor of the Greenwich School." Metropolitan Museum Studies 2, pt. 1 (1929). p. 98, fig. 22.

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