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Helmet, Breastplate, and Backplate

Signed on the backplate by D. G. V. Lochorst (Flemish, possibly Antwerp, active ca. 1575)
ca. 1575
Antwerp, Antwerpen
Flemish, possibly Antwerp
Steel, textile (velvet, wool)
H. as mounted 30 1/4 in. (36.8 cm); Wt. 12 lb. 3 oz. (5529 g); helmet (a): H. 15 1/2 in. (39.37 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 12 oz. (1695 g); breastplate (b): H. 18 1/2 in. (47.0 cm); W. 12 in. (30.5 cm); Wt. 4 lb. 9 oz. (2073 g); backplate (c): H. 15 in. (38.1 cm); W. 12 in. (30.5 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 14 oz. (1765 g)
Armor for Man
Credit Line:
Gift of Christian A. Zabriskie, 1938
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 374
Although inspired by French examples, the ornament of this armor is distinctly Flemish. This is the only recorded work by Lochorst, possibly a goldsmith rather than an armorer, whose signature is found on the backplate.
Signature: Signed on the backplate: D G V LOCHORST FECIT.

Inscription: Inscribed on the right cheek-piece of the cabasset, within a shield amid a trophy of arms: D G (which recur as part of the signature on the backplate).
Dean, Bashford. Notes on Arms and Armor. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1916.

Granscay, S. V., A. Hyatt Mayor, James J. Rorimer, William Holmes Forsyth, Bruno Thomas, Sir Richard C. Jebb, Randolph Bullock, Stephen V. Grancsay, and Helmut Nickel. "The New Galleries of Oriental Arms and Armor." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (May 1958). p. 219, ill. left.

Renaudeau Olivier, Jean-Pierre Reverseau, Musée de l'Armée, and Jean-Paul Sage-Frénay. "Armures des Princes d'Europe." In Sous l'Égide de Mars. Paris: Éditions Nicolas Chaudun, 2010. pp. 261–263, ill. pp. 264, no. 53.

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