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Composed Armor for Man and Horse

Armorer:
Left reinforcing elbow stamped with marks belonging to the Missaglia workshop (Italian, Milan, recorded 1430–1529)
Armorer:
Shaffron stamped with marks attributed to Ambrogio de Osma (Italian, Brescia, documented 1446–75)
Date:
ca. 1450–1525 and later
Culture:
European, Italy, Spain, Flanders and England
Medium:
Steel, brass, leather, textile (velvet, wool), iron
Dimensions:
Wt. of armor for man 59 lb. 4 oz. (26.88 kg); Wt. of helmet 3 lb. 12 oz. (1697 g); 29.150.9v (mail shirt): H. 31 1/2 in. (80.0 cm); W. 45 11/16 in. (116.0 cm); W. of chest 24 in. (61.0 cm); Diam. (outside) of solid links 13/32 in. (10.2 mm); Diam. (inside) of solid links 9/32 in. (7.3 mm); Diam. (outside) of riveted links 3/8 in. (9.5 mm); Diam. (inside) of riveted links 9/32 in. (7.0 mm); Diam. (outside) of latten solid links 3/8 in. (9.1 mm); Diam. (inside) of latten solid links 1/4 in. (6.4 mm); Diam. (outside) of latten riveted links 3/8 in. (9.3 mm); Diam. (inside) of lattened riveted links 5/16 in. (7.8 mm); Diam. (outside) of collar links 11/32 in. (8.5 mm); Diam. (inside) of collar links 1/4 in. (6.2 mm).
Classification:
Armor for Horse and Man
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Bequest of Bashford Dean, 1928
Accession Number:
29.150.9
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373
Marking: Stamped on many armor parts, most marks now effaced and indecipherable; on the shaffron: marks attributed to Ambrogio de Osman; on the left reinforcing elbow: the letters MY beneath a crown, and the letter M beneath a split cross stamped twice, both identified as belonging to the Missaglia workshop under the direction of Antonio, Ambrogio, and Filippo Missaglia.
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