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Back Plate of a Gorget

ca. 1650–60
Steel, silver, and gold
H. 8 in. (20.3 cm); W. 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm)
Armor Parts-Colletins
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1922
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 376
The central scene, embossed in low relief, shows a contemporary battle between horsemen armed with pistols and swords. It is flanked by elaborately engraved panoplies comprising trophies of armor and weapons, a popular military motif.
Ex coll.: Lamb (Christie's) May 15, 1922) Fidé Fenton.
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