Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Portions of a Boy's Costume Armor

Armorer:
Hans Seusenhofer (Austrian, Innsbruck, 1470–1555)
Date:
1532
Geography:
Tyrol
Culture:
Austrian, Innsbruck
Medium:
Steel, copper alloy, gold
Classification:
Armor Parts
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Funds from various donors, 1929
Accession Number:
29.158.121, .304
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 374
This left shoulder and left thigh are from an armor ordered in 1532 by Archduke Ferdinand (later Emperor Ferdinand I) for his five-year-old nephew, the future Philip II of Spain (reigned 1556–98).
Ex. coll.: William Meyrick, Hyde Park, London; Londesborough; Gurney; Guy Francis Laking; possibly Whawell; Macomber, Boston; Bashford Dean, New York.
Christie's, London. Collection of Armour and Arms, Carvings in Ivory. London: Christie's, London, 1888.



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