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Breastplate

Date:
dated 1540
Culture:
German
Medium:
Steel, gold
Dimensions:
H. 17 in. (43.2 cm); W. 15 7/8 in. (40.3 cm); D. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm); Wt. 7 lb. 12 oz. (3515 g); Wt. of lance rest 1 oz. (28.3 g)
Classification:
Armor Parts-Breastplates
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
14.25.813
Not on view
Inscription: Dated: 1540 (on left side in etched band near upper border)
William H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
Los Angeles. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "Loan Exhibition of Medieval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," January 15–March 18, 1953, no. 14.

San Francisco. Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. "Loan Exhibition of Medieval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 18, 1953–June 7, 1953, no. 14.

Pittsburgh. Department of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute. "Loan Exhibition of Medieval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," October, 1953–April, 1954, no. 14.

Grancsay, Stephen V. Loan Exhibition of Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1953. p. 12, no. 14.

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