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Armor

Date:
ca. 1525
Geography:
Nuremberg
Culture:
German, Nuremberg
Medium:
Steel
Dimensions:
Wt., 49 lb. (22.23 kg); helmet Wt., 7 lb. 4oz. (3289 g)
Classification:
Armor for Man
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number:
04.3.289
  • Description

    This fluted armor is typical of the battle dress of the knightly cavalry of southern Germany and Austria in the 1520s. It is composed of elements from at least three very similar armors, all made in Nuremberg when fluted armor was at its peak of fashion. The armor is stamped on the pauldrons (shoulder defenses) with the mark of the city of Nuremberg, on the helmet with the letter N in a pearly circle, on the cuisses (thigh defenses) with a Gothic N, and on the right gauntlet with an unidentified maker’s mark. The left arm defense is a nineteenth-century restoration.

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Marking: Stamped on the pauldrons (shoulder defenses): the mark of the city of Nuremberg;

    On the helmet: the letter N in a pearly circle;

    On the cuisses (thigh defenses): a Gothic N;

    On the cuff of the right gauntlet: a helm with three plumes (an unidentified maker's mark).

  • Provenance

    Ex. coll.: Raoul Richards, Rome; Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc de Dino, Paris.Previously owned by Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc de Dino ; Previously owned by Raoul Richards

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