This shaffron matches one of the best-preserved French armors dating from the reign of Henry IV (1589–1610). It demonstrates the French preference for completely gilt armors. A saddle, now in the Musée de l'Armée, Paris, also matches the armor.
Artist: Part of the decoration design by Jean Cousin the Elder (French, Souci (?) ca. 1490–ca. 1560 Paris (?))Date: ca. 1555Medium: Steel, gold, silver, leather, textileAccession: 39.121a–nOn view in:Gallery 374