Left and right tassets (upper thigh guards)

Pair of Tassets (Thigh Defenses) Belonging to an Armor for Field and Tournament Made for Duke Nikolaus "The Black" Radziwill (1515–1565), Duke of Nesvizh and Olyka, Prince of the Empire, Grand Chancellor and Marshal of Lithuania

Armorer: Kunz Lochner (German, Nuremberg, 1510–1567)
Date: ca. 1555; probably repainted later
Geography: Nuremberg
Culture: German, Nuremberg
Medium: Steel, gold, paint
Dimensions: right tasset (a): H. 6 in. (15.2 cm); W. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 5 oz. (587 g); left tasset (b): H. 7 1/2 in. (19 cm); W. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 10 oz. (726 g)
Classification: Armor Parts-Thigh and Leg Defense
Credit Line: Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number: 14.25.881a, b

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