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Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department, 1904–1929

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Pair of Armpit Defenses (Besagews)

Date:
ca. 1550–75
Culture:
German or Austrian
Medium:
Steel, leather
Dimensions:
Diam. (k) 5 9/16 in. (14.1 cm); Diam. (l) 5 13/16 in. (14.8 cm); Wt. (k) 5 oz. (141.7 g); Wt. (l) 6 oz. (170.1 g)
Classification:
Armor Parts-Rondels
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
14.25.674k, l
22187

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