Helmet, Breastplate, and Backplate

Signed on the backplate by D. G. V. Lochorst Flemish

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 374

Although inspired by French examples, the ornament of this armor is distinctly Flemish. This is the only recorded work by Lochorst, possibly a goldsmith rather than an armorer, whose signature is found on the backplate.

Helmet, Breastplate, and Backplate, Signed on the backplate by D. G. V. Lochorst (Flemish, possibly Antwerp, active ca. 1575), Steel, leather, textile (velvet, wool), Flemish, possibly Antwerp

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