Left Pauldron (Shoulder Defense) from a Boy's Costume Armor

Armorer Hans Seusenhofer Austrian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 374

This left shoulder, along with a matching left thigh also in the Metropolitan Museum's collection (acc. no. 29.158.304), is from an armor ordered in 1532 by Archduke Ferdinand (later Emperor Ferdinand I) for his five-year-old nephew, the future Philip II of Spain (reigned 1556–98).

Left Pauldron (Shoulder Defense) from a Boy's Costume Armor, Hans Seusenhofer (Austrian, Innsbruck, 1470–1555), Steel, copper alloy, gold, Austrian, Innsbruck

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