Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Left Gauntlet

Date:
ca. 1485–95
Geography:
Innsbruck
Culture:
probably Austrian, Innsbruck
Medium:
Steel
Dimensions:
H. 14 1/2 in. (36.83 cm)
Classification:
Armor Parts-Gauntlets
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Funds from various donors, 1929
Accession Number:
29.158.255b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373
This left gauntlet, while unmarked, is of an Innsbruck type. The armorers of Innsbruck, capital of the Austrian Tirol, thrived under the patronage of the Habsburg court and produced armor that was internationally renowned for the strength of its steel and the beauty of its form. Located near the border between Austria and Italy, this center produced armor that reflected the influence of north and south, combining the elongated and spiky German Gothic style with that of the rounded and more robust forms preferred in Renaissance Italy.
Seattle. Seattle Art Museum. "The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," March 11–June 6, 1982.

Denver. Denver Art Museum. "The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," July 18–October 10, 1982.

San Antonio. The Witte Memorial Museum. "The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," November 13, 1982–February 5, 1983.

Detroit. Detroit Institute of Arts. "The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," March 10, 1983–June 2, 1984.

Minneapolis. Minneapolis Institute of Arts. "The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 24–July 31, 1983.

San Francisco. de Young Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. "The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," November 5, 1983–January 28, 1984.

Oklahoma City. Oklahoma Museum of Art. "Songs of Glory: Medieval Art from 900–1500," January 22–April 29, 1985, no. 156.

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