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Armor of the Dukes of Alba

Armorer: Lucio Piccinino
(Italian, Milan, active ca. 1575–90)

Date: ca. 1575–85
Culture: Italian, Milan
Medium: Steel, embossed and damascened with gold and silver
Dimensions: Overall Wt. 25 lbs. 12 oz. (11.68 kg); Helmet (a) H. 12 in. (30.48 cm); W. 8 1/2 in. (21.59 cm); D. 11 1/2 in. (29.21 cm); Wt. 5 lbs. 1 oz. (2,296.31 g); Colletin (b) H. 7 in. (17.78 cm); W. 11 7/16 in. (29.06 cm); Wt. 2 lbs. 2 oz. (963.88 g); Breastplate (c) H. 18 1/8 in. (46.04 cm); W. 15 in. (38.1 cm); D. 7 7/8 in. (19.98 cm); Wt. 5 lbs. 4 oz (2,381.36 g); Backplate (d) H. 14 5/8 in. (37.15 cm); W. 14 5/8 in. (37.15 cm); Wt. 3 lbs. 3 oz. (1,445.83 g); Pauldron right (e) H. 10 1/2 in. (26.67 cm); W. 11 5/8 in. (29.53 cm); Wt. 2 lbs. 9 oz. (1,162.33 g); Pauldron left (f) H. 10 3/8 in. (26.35 cm); W. 11 in. (27.94 cm); Wt. 2 lbs. 12 oz. (1,247.38 g); Arm Defense right (g) L. 18 1/2 in. (46.99 cm); Wt. 2 lbs. 7 oz. (1,105.63 g); Arm Defense left (h) L. 18 1/4 in. (46.36 cm); Wt. 2 lbs. 6 oz. (1,077.28 g)
Classification: Armor for Man-1/2 Armor
Credit Line: Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number: 14.25.714a–h, j

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