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Two Ear Guards from a Shaffron of Emperor Charles V

Attributed to Desiderius Helmschmid
(German, Augsburg, 1513–1579)

Date: 1544
Culture: German, Augsburg
Medium: Steel, gold
Dimensions: Right ear 5 3/8 x 2 3/4 in. (13.7 x 7 cm), wt. 2 oz. (47 g); left ear 5 1/4 x 2 7/8 in. (13.3 x 7.3 cm), wt. 2 oz. (51 g) each
Classification: Equestrian Equipment-Shaffrons
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1920
Accession Number: 20.151.7–.8

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