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Left Breastplate from a Brigandine

Date:
ca. 1400–1450
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Steel, brass, textile
Dimensions:
H. 10 3/4 in. (27.31 cm); W. 8 in. (20.32 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 17.2 oz. (657.7 g)
Classification:
Armor Parts-Breastplates
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Bequest of Bashford Dean, 1928
Accession Number:
29.150.102
Not on view
This left breastplate retains some of its original textile covering.
Marking: Mark on inner face of the breastplate: IO
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. 38–40, ill. p. 39 (color).

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. 38–40, ill. p. 39 (color).



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