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Pair of Tassets of Emperor Charles V of Austria (1500–1558)

Armorer:
Kolman Helmschmid (German, Augsburg 1471–1532)
Armorer:
or Desiderius Helmschmid (German, Augsburg, 1513–1579)
Date:
ca. 1530–40
Geography:
Augsburg
Culture:
German, Augsburg
Medium:
Steel, gold
Dimensions:
L. of each 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm); W. of each 9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm); Wt. of right tasset 1 lb. 1 oz. (482 g); Wt. of left tasset 1 lb. 2 oz. (510 g)
Classification:
Armor Parts
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Bequest of Bashford Dean, 1928
Accession Number:
29.150.1d, e
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 374
These tassets originally were part of a very elaborate armor. Their decoration features the pillars of Hercules, supported by griffins, and the firesteel of Burgundy, which were badges of Charles V.
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