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Back Plate of a Gorget

ca. 1650–60
Steel, silver, gold
H. 8 in. (20.3 cm); W. 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm)
Armor Parts-Colletins
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1922
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 376
The central scene, embossed in low relief, shows a contemporary battle between horsemen armed with pistols and swords. It is flanked by elaborately engraved panoplies comprising trophies of armor and weapons, a popular military motif.
Ex coll.: Lamb (Christie's) May 15, 1922) Fidé Fenton.
Talbut, Bertram Arthur. Shrewsbury, 17th Earl of, Collection at Alton Towers, sale catalogue. Christie's, London, 1857. no. 855.

Christie's, London. Collection of Armour and Arms, Carvings in Ivory. London: Christie's, London, July 4–6 and July 9–11, 1888. no. 290.

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