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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.
Ex coll.: Ralph Bernal; Earl of Londesborough; Zuloaga
Minneapolis. Minneapolis Institute of Arts. "Long-term loan," December 1, 2005–June 30, 2016.

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