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Etched decoration on poleyns (knee defeneses) attributed to Heilig Jörg (German, active ca. 1490–1505)
ca. 1500 and later
Steel, leather
H. 71 in. (180.3 cm); Wt. 39 lb. 2 oz. (17.75 kg)
Armor for Man
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Bequest of Bashford Dean, 1928
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Etched decoration on the wing of the left poleyn (knee defense) includes the letters H or HI (presumably for Heilig Jörg).

Marking: Stamped along the lower edge of the bottom front plate of the gorget: a small mark of a shield divided quarterly; at the top of the breastplate to the right of center: a rampant quadrupled lion (or unicorn?) within a shield.
Allentown. Allentown Art Museum. "Arms and Armor, loan exhibtion," March 15–June 14, 1964.

Los Angeles. Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History. "Arms and Armor loan exhibition," October 15, 1967—May, 1976, no. 5.

Long Island, New York. Nassau and Suffolk County Libraries. "The Art of Chivalry," September 28, 1976–December 19, 1977.

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