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Front Plate of a Gorget

ca. 1620–30
Flemish or Dutch
Steel, silver, and gold
W. 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm); H. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm)
Armor Parts-Colletins
Credit Line:
Gift of Alan Rutherfurd Stuyvesant, 1951
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 376
The central figure, a horseman in Classical dress, may represent St. George, whose symbol, a cross, is emblazoned on the banner carried by the rider.
Ex coll.: Londesborough, Spitzer, Rutherford Stuyvesant, Allamuchy, NJ
"which Will be Sold by Auction, by Messrs. Christie, Manson & Woods, at their Great Rooms, 8 King Street, St. James's Square, On Wednesday, July 4, And Two following Days, And Monday, July 9, 1888, And Two following Days, at one o'clock precisely.." In Catalogue of the Valuable and Extensive Collection of Armour and Arms, Carvings in Ivory, Celtic and Saxon Antiquities, &c., of the Right Hon. The Earl of Londesborough:. London: Christie, Manson & Woods, 1888. p. 14, no. 139.

Catalogue des Armes et Armures Faisant Partie de la Collection Spitzer. Paris: Galerie Georges Petit, June 10-14 1895. no. 102.

Dean, Bashford. The Collection of Arms and Armor of Rutherford Stuyvesant, 1843–1909. New York: privately printed, 1914. p. 38, no. 36, pl. XVIII.

Boccia, Lionello G. Armi e armature, nel Museo Poldi-Pezzoli. Milan, 1972. fig. 60 (Similar gorget, attributed to French or Flemish workmanship ca. 1610.).

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