Italian, Milan

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373

The hatched ground and lively nature of the decoration are excellent examples of the highest quality of etching found on Italian armor in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. Also characteristic are the central band of classically inspired trophies and the horizontal frieze with depictions of saints. Here, the Christ Child as the Salvator Mundi (Savior of the World) appears in the center, flanked by Saint Christopher and Saint Sebastian.

Breastplate, Steel, Italian, Milan

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