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Etched decoration on poleyns (knee defeneses) attributed to Heilig Jörg (German, active ca. 1490–1505)
ca. 1500 and later
Steel, leather
H. 71 in. (180.3 cm); Wt. 39 lb. 2 oz. (17.75 kg)
Armor for Man
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Bequest of Bashford Dean, 1928
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Etched decoration on the wing of the left poleyn (knee defense) includes the letters H or HI (presumably for Heilig Jörg).

Marking: Stamped along the lower edge of the bottom front plate of the gorget: a small mark of a shield divided quarterly; at the top of the breastplate to the right of center: a rampant quadrupled lion (or unicorn?) within a shield.
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