Art/ Collection/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

Right breastplate from a brigandine

Date:
ca. 1450
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Steel, copper alloy
Dimensions:
H. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm); W. 7 in. (17.8 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 7.8 oz. (674.7 g)
Classification:
Armor Parts-Breastplates
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Bequest of Bashford Dean, 1928
Accession Number:
29.150.99
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373
The four staples are for the attachment of a lance rest.
Marking: Marked six times in pyramidical form, on the inner side of the breastplate: AN (or possibly AM, indicating a possible association with Antonio Missaglia of Milan, working between 1451 and 1490).
Ffoulkes, Charles J. "Italian Armour from Chalcis in the Ethnological Museum at Athens." Archaeologia, or, Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity 62, no. 2 (1911). p. 389, fig. 2, see p. 388 for discussion.

Blair, Claude. "The Emperor Maximilian's Gift armour to King Henry VIII and the Silvered and Engraved Armour at the Tower of London." Archaeologia, or, Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity 99 (1965). pp. 381–390, fig. 2.

Karcheski, Walter J., and Thom Richardson. The Medieval Armour from Rhodes. Leeds: Royal Armouries, 2000. p. 100.

Eaves, Ian. "Two Early Examples of Armour of Proof in the Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art." In The Armorer's Art: Essays in Honor of Stuart Pyhrr. Woonsocket, Rhode Island: Andrew Mowbray Inc. – Publishers, 2014. p. 40 (footnote 48).

Nickel, Helmut, William Reid, Ian Eaves, Mario Scalini, Claude Gaier, Álvaro Soler Del Campo, Jean-Pierre Reverseau, Jan Piet Pyupe, Donald J. La Rocca, Jeffrey Forgeng, Jonathan Tavares, Dirk H. Breiding, Pierre Terjanian, and Mr. Ronald S. Lauder. The Armorer's Art: Essays in Honor of Stuart Pyhrr, edited by Donald J. La Rocca. Woonsocket, Rhode Island: Andrew Mowbray Inc. – Publishers, 2014. p. 40 (footnote 48).



Related Objects

Right and Left Breastplates from a Brigandine

Date: 1400–1450 Medium: Steel, brass Accession: 29.150.90ee, .99 On view in:Gallery 373

Armet

Artist: Stamped with the armorer's name, LIONARDO (Italian, probably active in Milan, ca. 1440) Date: ca. 1440 Medium: Steel, copper alloy Accession: 42.50.2 On view in:Gallery 373

Burgonet with Falling Buffe

Date: ca. 1550 Medium: Steel, gold Accession: 04.3.217; 22.140 On view in:Gallery 374

Elements of a Light-Cavalry Armor

Date: ca. 1510 Medium: Steel, gold, copper alloy Accession: 14.25.716b–f On view in:Gallery 373

Shield of Henry II of France (reigned 1547–59)

Date: ca. 1555 Medium: Steel, gold, silver Accession: 34.85 On view in:Gallery 374