Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Right and Left Breastplates from a Brigandine

Date:
1400–1450
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Steel, brass
Dimensions:
Right breastplate: H., 7 1/4 in. (18.42 cm); W., 7 1/8 in. (18.08 cm)
Classification:
Armor Parts-Breastplates
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Bequest of Bashford Dean, 1928
Accession Number:
29.150.90ee, .99
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373
The four staples on the right breatsplate (acc. no. 29.150.99) are for the attachment of a lance rest.
Marking: Marked six times in pyramidical form, on the inner side of the right breastplate: AN (or possibly AM, indicating a possible association with Antonio Missaglia of Milan, working between 1451 and 1490).
Blair, Claude. "The Emperor Maximilian's Gift armour to King Henry VIII and the Silvered and Engraved Armour at the Tower of London." Archaeologia, or, Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity 99 (1965).



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