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
Important Collection of European Arms and Armor from XI to XVIII Century, Formed by and Belonging to Henry Griffith Keasbey. New York: American Art Association, December 5–6, 1924. pl. XXX.