Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Cuirass (Breastplate and Backplate)

early 18th century
Steel, gold, brass, textile, leather
breastplate: H. 18 3/4 in. (47.5 cm); W. 12 3/4 in. (32.3 cm); Wt. 15 lb. (6804 g); backplate: H. 16 1/2 in. (42 cm); W. 12 3/8 in. (31.4 cm); Wt. 16 lb. 8 oz. (7484.4 g)
Armor Parts-Cuirasses
Credit Line:
Purchase, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Gift, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.445a, b
Not on view
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