Half-Armor (Composed)

Date:
dated 1562 (helmet ca. 1560)
Culture:
German
Medium:
Steel, leather, copper alloy
Dimensions:
Helmet (04.3.267a); H. 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm); W. 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm); D. 13 1/4 in. (33.7 cm); Wt. 11 lb. 3.1 oz. (5077.4 g); Wt. overall 44 lbs. (19.96 kg)
Classification:
Armor for Man-1/2 Armor
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number:
04.3.267–.269
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 371
Inscription: Date 1562 appears in the etched decoration of the lowest lame of the right tasset (thigh defense).
Ex coll.: Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc de Dino, Paris
Allentown. Allentown Art Museum. "Arms and Armor: A Loan Exhibition from the Collection of Stephen V. Grancsay: with Important Contributions by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts," March 15–June 14, 1964, no. 4.

New York. Dick Cavett Show. "Dick Cavett Show," September 17, 1971.

Crooke y Navarrot, Juan Bautista Conde de Valencia de Don Juan, and Real Armería. Catálogo Histórico-Descriptivo de la Real Armería de Madrid. Madrid: Fototipias de Hauser y Menet, 1898. pp. 76–77, nos. A.231–A.238.

Cosson, Charles Alexander. Le Cabinet d'Armes de Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc de Dino. Paris: E. Rouveyre, 1901. p. 19, no. A.10.

Fuhse, F. Schmiede und verwandte Gewerke in der Stadt Braunschweig: ein Beitrag zur Geschichte des Handwerks und zur Familienkunde. Werkstücke aus Museum, Archiv und Bibliothek der Stadt Braunschweig, Vol. 5. Brunswick: E. Appelhans & Comp., 1930.

Lhotsky, Alphons. "Festschrift des Kunsthistorischen Museums zur Feier des Fünfzigjährigen Bestandes." In Die Geschichte der Sammlungen. Vol. 2, nos. 1 and 2. Vienna: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, 1941–1945. p. 151 (similar armors discussed).

Kienbusch, Carl Otto von. The Kretzschmar von Kienbusch Collection of Armor and Arms. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Library, 1963. pp. 106, 111, 143; nos. 178, 193, 292.

Allentown Art Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and John Woodman Higgins Armory. Arms and Armor: A Loan Exhibition from the Collection of Stephen V. Grancsay: with Important Contributions by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts: March 15–June 14, 1964. Allentown, Pa.: Allentown Art Museum, March 15, 1964–June 14, 1964. p. 16, 18, 22, no. 4, fig. 4.

Spitzlberger, Georg. Landshuter Plattnerkunst, Ein Überblick mit Katalog der Ausstellung, vom 14. Juni bis 20. Juli 1975, täglich 9–17 Uhr, im Deutschen Saal der Stadtresidenz. Landshut: K. Möginger, 1975. pp. 31, 67, no. 43, pl. 31.