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Gauntlet for the Right Hand

ca. 1550–60
Italian, Milan
Steel, gold
L. 11 9/16 in. (29. 4 cm); W. 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm); D. 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 12 oz. (793.8 g)
Armor Parts-Gauntlets
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Funds from various donors, 1929
Accession Number:
Not on view
This gauntlet is finely decorated with trophies or panoplies of arms, consisting of armor parts, weapons, musical instruments, and ribbons arranged in bands and set on a dotted ground. These motifs exist in many variations and are found regularly on Italian decorative art objects throughout much of the sixteenth century.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department," October 2, 2012–October 13, 2014.

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