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Right Arm and Thigh Defense (Vambrace and Cuisse) 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.
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