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Gauntlet for the Right Hand

Date:
ca. 1550–60
Geography:
Milan
Culture:
Italian, Milan
Medium:
Steel, gold
Dimensions:
L. 11 9/16 in. (29. 4 cm); W. 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm); D. 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 12 oz. (793.8 g)
Classification:
Armor Parts-Gauntlets
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Funds from various donors, 1929
Accession Number:
29.158.215
Not on view
This gauntlet is finely decorated with trophies or panoplies of arms, consisting of armor parts, weapons, musical instruments, and ribbons arranged in bands and set on a dotted ground. These motifs exist in many variations and are found regularly on Italian decorative art objects throughout much of the sixteenth century.
Seattle. Seattle Art Museum. "The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor," March 11, 1982–June 6, 1982, no. 15.

Denver. Denver Art Museum. "The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor," July 18–October 10, 1982, no. 15.

San Antonio. San Antonio Museum of Art. "The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor," November 13, 1982–February 5, 1983, no. 15.

Minneapolis. Minneapolis Institute of Arts. "The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor," May 24–July 31, 1983, no. 15.

San Francisco. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. "The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor," November 5, 1983–January 28, 1984, no. 15.

Detroit. Detroit Institute of Arts. "The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor," April 4–June 17, 1984, no. 15.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department," October 2, 2012–October 13, 2014.

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