Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Brigandine Armor

Date:
ca. 1400 and later
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Steel, latten, velvet, brass
Dimensions:
29.150.91a (front plate); H. 20 1/4 in. (51.4 cm); W. 11 3/4 in. (29.8 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 4.2 oz. (1479.8 g); 29.150.91b (front plate); H. 20 in. (50.8 cm); W. 10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 10.8 oz. (1667 g); 29.150.91c (back plate); H. 6 in. (15.2 cm); W. 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm); Wt. 2 lb. 1.4 oz. (946.9 g); 29.150.91d (tasset); H. 12 3/4 in. (32.4 cm); W. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 6.8 oz. (646.4 g); 29.150.91e (tasset); H. 12 3/4 in. (32.4 cm); W. 6 in. (15.2 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 10.7 oz. (756.9 g); 29.150.91f (right arm defense); H. 13 3/8 in. (34 cm); W. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm); D. 5 1/8 in. (13 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 14.5 oz. (864.7 g); 29.150.91h (right gauntlet); L. 8 in. (20.3 cm); W. 5 in. (12.7 cm); D. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm); Wt. 9.7 oz. (275 g); 29.150.91j (right leg defense); H. 20 in. (50.8 cm); W. 7 in. (17.8 cm); D. 6 in. (15.2 cm); Wt. 2 lb. 12.7 oz. (1267.2 g); 29.150.91k (left leg defense); H. 20 1/2 in. (52.1 cm); W. 7 in. (17.8 cm); D. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm); Wt. 2 lb. 13.6 oz. (1292.7 g); 29.150.91l (right greave); H. 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm); W. 5 in. (12.7 cm); D. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 10.7 oz. (756.9 g); 29.150.91o (left shoulder defense); H. 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm); W. 3 3/16 in. (8.1 cm); D. 6 in. (15.2 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 1.8 oz. (504.6 g)
Classification:
Armor for Man
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Bequest of Bashford Dean, 1928
Accession Number:
29.150.91a–f, i–o
Not on view
Marking: Stamped on one of the cuff plates: a cross-shaped mark; on the left breastplate, stamped at least twelve times: a bull's head beneath a crown (?).
Pyhrr, Stuart W. "European Armor from the Imperial Ottoman Arsenal." Metropolitan Museum Journal 24 (1989). pp. 86, 112, n. 6.

Eaves, Ian. "Two Early Examples of Armour of Proof in the Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art." In The Armorer's Art: Essays in Honor of Stuart Pyhrr. Woonsocket, Rhode Island: Andrew Mowbray Inc. – Publishers, 2014. pp. 39–40 (footnote 42).

Nickel, Helmut, William Reid, Ian Eaves, Mario Scalini, Claude Gaier, Álvaro Soler Del Campo, Jean-Pierre Reverseau, Jan Piet Pyupe, Donald J. La Rocca, Jeffrey Forgeng, Jonathan Tavares, Dirk H. Breiding, Pierre Terjanian, and Mr. Ronald S. Lauder. The Armorer's Art: Essays in Honor of Stuart Pyhrr, edited by Donald J. La Rocca. Woonsocket, Rhode Island: Andrew Mowbray Inc. – Publishers, 2014. pp. 39–40 (footnote 42).



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