Gauntlet for the Left Hand

Gilt copper ornament attributed to Jörg Sigman German

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 374

The decoration of this gauntlet matches that of a complete armor (now in the Art History Museum, Vienna) that was made for Archduke Maximilian (later Emperor Maximilian II) in 1557. The applied bands of gilt copper ornament are attributed to the Augsburg goldsmith Jörg Sigman (about 1527–1601).

Gauntlet for the Left Hand, Gilt copper ornament attributed to Jörg Sigman (German, Augsburg, 1527–1601), Steel, gold, copper alloy, leather, German, Augsburg

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