Pair of Tassets of Emperor Charles V of Austria (1500–1558)

Armorer: Kolman Helmschmid (German, Augsburg 1471–1532)
Armorer: or Desiderius Helmschmid (German, Augsburg, 1513–1579)
Date: ca. 1530–40
Geography: Augsburg
Culture: German, Augsburg
Medium: Steel, gold
Dimensions: L. of each 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm); W. of each 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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