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Gauntlet for the Left Hand

Date:
ca. 1480
Culture:
South German or Austrian
Medium:
Steel
Dimensions:
L. 10 3/4 in. (27.31 cm); Wt. 11 oz. (300 g)
Classification:
Armor Parts-Gauntlets
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
14.25.909
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373
The diagonal flutes and the pierced and cusped edges of the plates are characteristic of German armor of the late fifteenth century and what is called the Gothic style of decoration.
Ex. coll.: Le Carpentier.
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