Left reinforcing elbow stamped with marks belonging to the Missaglia workshop (Italian, Milan, recorded 1430–1529)
Shaffron stamped with marks attributed to Ambrogio de Osma (Italian, Brescia, documented 1446–75)
ca. 1450–1525 and later
European, Italy, Spain, Flanders and England
Steel, brass, leather, textile (velvet, wool), iron
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).
Armor for Horse and Man
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Bequest of Bashford Dean, 1928
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.