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Pair of Tassets of Emperor Charles V

Armorer: Kolman Helmschmid
(German, Augsburg, 1471–1532)

Armorer: or Desiderius Helmschmid (German, Augsburg, 1513–1579)
Date: ca. 1530–40
Culture: Germany, Augsburg
Medium: Steel, embossed, etched, and gilt
Dimensions: L. 8 3/4 in. (22.23 cm); W. 9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm); Wt. of right tasset, 1 lb. 1 oz. (482 g); Wt. of left tasset, 1 lb. 2 oz. (510 g)
Classification: Armor Parts
Credit Line: Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Bequest of Bashford Dean, 1928
Accession Number: 29.150.1d, e

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