Rondel for a Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense)

Armorer Kaspar Riederer Austrian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373

This rondel was formerly attached to a shaffron also in the Metropolitan Museum's collection (acc. no. 14.25.1661a). It bears the mark of Kaspar Riederer, who belonged to a small community of armorers located at Mühlau, near Innsbruck, in the Tyrol. These armorers worked extensively for Archduke Siegmund, duke of Tyrol, producing armors for the prince, his family, and aristocratic members of the ducal court.

Rondel for a Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense), Kaspar Riederer (Austrian, Innsbruck and Mühlau, active 1452–99), Steel, Austrian, Innsbruck or Mühlau

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