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Breastplate

Armorer:
Hans Maystetter (Austrian, Innsbruck, documented 1508–33)
Date:
ca. 1510
Geography:
Innsbruck
Culture:
Austrian, Innsbruck
Medium:
Steel
Dimensions:
H. 17 1/2 in. (44.45 cm); Wt. 5 lb. 11 oz. (2580 g)
Classification:
Armor Parts-Breastplates
Credit Line:
Gift of George D. Pratt, 1928
Accession Number:
28.74.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373
The breastplate's rounded form and ribbed surface anticipate the appearance of a style of fluted armor popular in Germany and Austria during the early sixteenth century that is called the "Maximilian style."
Marking: At the top of breastplate are two marks: a mark ascribed to armorer, Hans Maystetter of Innsbruck (documented 1508–1533); and a circular mark with a monk's head in profile, probably the mark of the Munich arsenal.
Ex coll.: Keasbey
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