Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Breastplate

Armorer:
Kunz Lochner (German, Nuremberg, 1510–1567)
Date:
ca. 1550–55
Geography:
Nuremberg
Culture:
German, Nuremberg
Medium:
Steel, gold
Dimensions:
H. 22 1/2 in. (57.2 cm); W. 16 3/4 in. (42.5 cm); D. 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm); Wt. 7 lb. 10.5 oz. (3472.8 g)
Classification:
Armor Parts-Breastplates
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
14.25.866
Not on view
Inscription: (stamped on inner face) incomplete mark, appearing to be three strokes of a Gothic letter M; also three incomplete marks (orb surmounted by a cross).
William H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
Hôtel Drouot and Charles Pillet. Objet's d'Art, Curiosités et Tableaux Composant La ... Collection de M. Morly, Riche Mobilier, Vins Fins et Liquerurs. Paris: Hôtel Drouot, March 12–17, 1860. p. 41, no. 273 (possibly this breastplate).

Hôtel Drouot and Charles Pillet. Mobilier et des Objets d'Art, Curiosités, Armes, Dessins, Aquarelles, Tableaux. Paris: Hôtel Drouot, November 24–26, 1868.

Thoumas, Charles-Antoine. Exposition Rétrospective Militaire du Ministère de la Guerre en 1889. Vol. I. Paris: H. Launette et Cie., G. Boudet successeur, 1890.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The Lively Arts of the Renaissance. Houston, Tex.: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1960.



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