Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Right and Left Breastplates from a Brigandine

Date:
ca. 1400–1425
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Steel, copper alloy, textile
Dimensions:
right breastplate: H., 11 1/2 in. (29.21 cm); W., 10 in. ( 25.4 cm); left breastplate: H., 12 in. (30.48 cm); W., 9 1/2 in. (24.13 cm)
Classification:
Armor Parts-Breastplates
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Bequest of Bashford Dean, 1928
Accession Number:
29.150.92, .101
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373
The right breastplate was originally pierced with two holes for the attachment of a lance rest. Both halves were once covered with textile.
Marking: Mark on the inner face of the right breastplate: a circle containing six dots surrounding a center dot.
Eaves, Ian. "Two Early Examples of Armour of Proof in the Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art." In The Armorer's Art: Essays in Honor of Stuart Pyhrr. Woonsocket, Rhode Island: Andrew Mowbray Inc. – Publishers, 2014. p. 40 (footnote 46).

Nickel, Helmut, William Reid, Ian Eaves, Mario Scalini, Claude Gaier, Álvaro Soler Del Campo, Jean-Pierre Reverseau, Jan Piet Pyupe, Donald J. La Rocca, Jeffrey Forgeng, Jonathan Tavares, Dirk H. Breiding, Pierre Terjanian, and Mr. Ronald S. Lauder. The Armorer's Art: Essays in Honor of Stuart Pyhrr, edited by Donald J. La Rocca. Woonsocket, Rhode Island: Andrew Mowbray Inc. – Publishers, 2014. p. 40 (footnote 46).



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