Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Half Armor Probably Made for Don Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba y Fernández de Córdoba, Duke of Sessa (1520/1524–1578)

Armorer:
Attributed to Lucio Piccinino (Italian, Milan, active ca. 1575–90)
Date:
ca. 1560 and later
Geography:
Milan
Culture:
Italian, Milan
Medium:
Steel, gold
Dimensions:
Wt. approx. 30 lb. 7 oz. (13.8 kg); Wt. of helmet approx. 7 lb. 11 oz. (
Classification:
Armor for Man-1/2 Armor
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number:
04.3.270a–o
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed on the gorget: C (for Cordoba) M (probably refering to a maternal surname); on the breastplate, in a cartouche accompanying a figure of Victory: AVT. MORS. AVT. VICORIA. LETA.
Paris. Musée de l'Armée. "Exposition Universelle Internationale de 1889: Exposition Rétrospective du Travail et des Sciences Anthropologiques," 1889, no. 634.

Luchinat, Cristina Acidini, and Maria Sframeli. Magnificenza Alla Corte Dei Medici: Arte a Firenze Alla Fine Del Cinquecento. Milan: Electa, 1997. pp. 398–99, ill.



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