Armorer Giovan Paolo Negroli Italian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 374

Formerly part of a parade armor, this breastplate is the only signed work of Giovan Paolo Negroli, a cousin of the more famous Filippo. Now bright, the breastplate's surface originally was russet-colored, and the raised and etched areas were gilded. Its color probably was very similar to that of the close helmet exhibited nearby, which is also attributed to Giovan Paolo.

Breastplate, Giovan Paolo Negroli (Italian, Milan ca. 1513–1569), Steel, gold, Italian, Milan

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