Hans Maystetter (Austrian, Innsbruck, documented 1508–33)
H. 17 1/2 in. (44.45 cm); Wt. 5 lb. 11 oz. (2580 g)
Gift of George D. Pratt, 1928
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.