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Front Plate of a Gorget

Date:
ca. 1620–30
Culture:
Flemish or Dutch
Medium:
Steel, silver, and gold
Dimensions:
W. 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm); H. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm)
Classification:
Armor Parts-Colletins
Credit Line:
Gift of Alan Rutherfurd Stuyvesant, 1951
Accession Number:
51.170.6
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
Christie's, London. Collection of Armour and Arms, Carvings in Ivory. London: Christie's, London, 1888. p. 14, no. 139.

Galerie Georges Petit. 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.).

Godoy, José-A. Quelques jabons sur l'influence d'Antonio Tempesta (1555-1630) dans l'art des armuriers, in Geneva. Vol. XXIX. 1981. p. 32, fig. 4.

Boccia, Lionello G., and José-A. Godoy. Museo Poldi Pezzoli; Armeria. Vol. 1. Milan, 1985. pp.111–112, no. 254, pl.276 (back of gorget, of similar workmanship, called Flemish c. 1620).



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