Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Pair of Gauntlets from a Garniture of Armor of Philip II of Spain (reigned 1554–58)

Armorer:
Desiderius Helmschmid (German, Augsburg, 1513–1579)
Etcher:
Ulrich Holzmann (German, Augsburg, recorded 1535–62)
Date:
1546
Geography:
Augsburg
Culture:
German, Augsburg
Medium:
Steel, leather, gold
Dimensions:
Gauntlet (a); H. 10 in. (25.5 cm); W. 4 3/4 in. (12 cm); D. 5 in. (12.7 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 1 oz. (475 g); gauntlet (b); H. 10 in. (25.5 cm); W. 4 3/4 in. (12 cm); D. 5 in. (12.7 cm); Wt. 16 oz. (439 g)
Classification:
Armor Parts-Gauntlets
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
14.25.901a, b
Not on view
The armor garniture to which these gauntlets belong is now divided between the Real Armería in Madrid and the former imperial armory in Vienna.
William H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
Minneapolis. Minneapolis Institute of Arts. "Long-term loan," December 1, 2005–June 30, 2016.

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