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Crinet

Armorer:
Valentin Siebenbürger (German, Nuremberg, ca. 1510–1564, master in 1531)
Date:
ca. 1535
Geography:
Nuremberg
Culture:
German, Nuremberg
Medium:
Steel
Dimensions:
L. 37 1/2 in. (95.2 cm); W. 11 3/4 in. (29.9 cm); Wt. 6 lb. 14 oz. (3,070 g)
Classification:
Armor for Horse
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
14.25.1655
Not on view
Decorated with narrow bands etched with delicate foliate scrolls, this crinet once formed part of a horse armor made for one of the co-ruling counts palatine; Ottheinrich (1502–1559) and Philipp (1503–1548).
Marking: Stamped with the Nuremberg mark and the maker's mark of Valentin Siebenbürger.
Ex Coll.: Armory of the Counts Palatine of the Rhine, Neuburg Castle, Bavaria; Marquis de Pérignon, near Montaubon, France; William H. Riggs, Paris
Reitzenstein, Alexander von. "Ein Harnisch Valentin Siebenbürgers in Französischem Museumbesitz." Zeitschrift für Historische Waffen-und Kostümkunde 15 (1973).

Williams, Alan. The Knight and the Blast Furnace: A History of the Metallurgy of Armour in the Middle Ages & the Early Modern Period. History of Warfare, Vol. 12. Leiden: Brill, 2002.

Pyhrr, Stuart W., Donald J. La Rocca, and Dirk H. Breiding. The Armored Horse in Europe, 1480–1620. New York; New Haven, 2005. p. 44, no. 13, ill.

Lazar, Tomaž. "An Armour by Valentin Siebenbürger in the National Museum of Slovenia." The Journal of the Arms & Armour Society 21, no. 2 (2013).



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