Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Right Vambrace and Left Cuisse (Arms and Thigh Defenses) from a Costume Armor

Date:
ca. 1525
Geography:
Nuremberg
Culture:
German, Nuremberg
Medium:
Steel
Dimensions:
42.50.24a; L. 24 in. (61.0 cm); W. 9 in. (22.9 cm); 42.50.24b; L. 12 1/8 in. (30.8 cm); W. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)
Classification:
Armor Parts
Credit Line:
Gift of Stephen V. Grancsay, 1942
Accession Number:
42.50.24a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 374
These elements belong to a costume armor made for a young member of the powerful Radziwill family of Poland. It is a rare example of a costume armor made in Nuremberg rather than Augsburg.
Ex. coll.: Prince A. A. Radziwill, Russia; Sir Henry Farnham Burke, London; Clarence H. Mackay, Roslyn, New York.
Burke, Sir Henry Farnham, Prince Stanisław Albrecht Radziwiłł, Thomas E. Waggaman, Eugen, Archduke, Sir Guy Francis Laking, Charles A. de Cosson, Earl of Loudoun, and Seki Yasunosuke. Collection Sale. London: Christie, Manson & Woods, May 5 1931. nos. 94, 158, ill.



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