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Composed Armor

Armorer:
Right pauldron (shoulder defense) marked by Matthes Deutsch (German, Landshut, documented 1485–1505)
Date:
15th century and later
Geography:
Landshut
Culture:
European, Italian and German
Medium:
Steel, iron, copper alloy (latten), leather, brass
Dimensions:
Wt. approx. 41 lb. 12 oz. (18.94 kg); 50.160i (gauntlet); L. 11 3/4 in. (29.8 cm); W. 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm); D. 5 in. (12.7 cm); Wt. 1 lb. (453.6 g); 50.160h (elbow reinforce); H. 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm); W. 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm); D. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm); Wt. 12.2 oz. (345.9 g); 50.160o (greave); H. 14 13/16 in. (37.6 cm); W. 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm); D. 5 5/16 in. (13.5 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 9.2 oz. (714.4 g); 50.160n (thigh defense); H. 20 3/8 in. (51.8 cm); W. 6 11/16 in. (17 cm); D. 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm); Wt. 4 lb. 5.5 oz. (1970.3 g); 50.160u (mail collar with integral bevor); H. 15 5/8 in. (37 cm); W. 31 5/16 in. (79.5 cm); Diam. (outside) of collar links 11/32 in. (8.3 mm); Diam. (inside) of collar links 7/32 in. (5.9 mm); Diam. (outside) of shawl links 5/16 in. (7.7 mm); Diam. (inside) of shawl links 1/4 in. (6.3 mm); 50.160v (mail sleeve); L. 29 1/8 in. (74 cm) W. 13 in. (33 cm); Diam. (outside) of links, 9/32 in. (7.2 mm); Diam. (inside) of links, 3/16 in. (5 mm); 50.160w (mail sleeve): L. 27 5/8 in. (70.0 cm); W. 12 3/16 in. (31.0 mm); Diam. (outside) of links 9/32 in. (6.8 mm); Diam. (inside) of links, 3/16 in. (4.6 mm); 50.160x (pair of mail paunces); H. 8 11/16 in. (22 cm); H. of skirt 14 13/16 in. (37.5 cm); W. of bravette 26 in. (66 cm); Diam. of waist 32 1/8 in. (81.5 cm); Diam. (outside) of links 13/32 in. (10.6 mm); Diam. (inside) of links, 7/32 in. (5.6 mm)
Classification:
Armor for Man
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Alexander McMillan Welch, in memory of her sister, Mary Alice Dyckman Dean (Mrs. Bashford Dean), 1950
Accession Number:
50.160a–x
Not on view
Marking: Stamped on the skull of the helmet: ZO beneath a crown; also, stamped twice: ZO beneath a split cross; these presumably refer to Zoan (Giovanni); on the right pauldron (shoulder defense): a misstruck Landshut mark, and the linden leaf mark of armorer Matthes Deutsch; on the outer vambrace of the right arm: BE below an abbreviation sign; stamped twice on the upper left vambrace: YO beneath a split cross; on the outer plate of the lower left vambrace: AN (or AR ?) beneath a crown; stamped twice on the left arm reinforce: two letters beneath a crown with a split cross enclosing a letter (possibly Missaglia workshop marks, MY beneath a crown and M beneath the split cross); on the cuff of the right gauntlet: Polo beneath a crown and with an indecipherable letter beneath a split cross; on the left cuisse: a radiant sun within a circle.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Loan Exhibition of European Arms and Armor," August 3, 1931–September 27, 1931.

New York. Brooklyn Museum. "Loan Exhibition of European Arms and Armor," June 12–October 31, 1933.

Der Helm von seinem Ursprunge bis gegen die Mitte des siebzehnten Jahrhunderts. Wien, 1878. ill. pl. 37.

Müller-Hickler, Hans. Die Waffensammlungen in Erbach i. O. 1923. p. 18, no. 153, Tafel XXIV.

Müller-Hickler, Hans. Bezeichnung der Rüstungen und Waffen in dem Rittersaal Sr. Erlaucht des Grafen Konrad zu Erbach, Erbach i. O. Darmstadt, 1926. p. 4, ill. Tafel XXI, no. 5.

Kahlert & Sohn. European arms & armour from the early times to the 17th century / Europäische Schutz- und Trutzwaffen aus frühgeschichtlicher Zeit bis zum 17. Jahrhundert. Berlin, 1927. ill.

"Sold by Order of his Executors, The Midland Bank Executor and Trustee Company Limited and Mrs. Rebecca Appleyard." In Catalogue of the Magnificent Collection of Armour, Weapons, and Works of Art, The Property of the late S. J. Whawell, Esq.. London: Sotheby's, London, 1927. p. 33, no. 209, pl. 11.

Grancsay, Stephen V. Loan Exhibition of European Arms and Armor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, August 3 to September 27, 1931. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1931. p. 3, no. 2, ill.

Grancsay, Stephen V., and Brooklyn Museum. Loan Exhibition of European Arms and Armor. Brooklyn: Brooklyn Museum, June–August 1933. p. 3, no. 1.

Pyhrr, Stuart W. "European Armor from the Imperial Ottoman Arsenal." Metropolitan Museum Journal 24 (1989). pp. 86, 112, n. 6.

Karcheski, Walter J., and Thom Richardson. The Medieval Armour from Rhodes. Leeds: Royal Armouries, 2000. p. 20.



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