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Gauntlet for the Left Hand

Gilt copper ornament attributed to Jörg Sigman (German, Augsburg, 1527–1601)
ca. 1557
German, Augsburg
Steel, gold, copper alloy, leather
L. 12 in. (30.5 cm)
Armor Parts-Gauntlets
Credit Line:
Purchase, Bequest of Stephen V. Grancsay, by exchange, 1984
Accession Number:
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).
Stöcklein, H. "Neuerwerbungen des Metropolitan Museums." Pantheon 1 (1928).

Nickel, Helmut, Stuart W. Pyhrr, Leonid Tarassuk, and David G. Alexander. "Arms and Armor." Notable Acquisitions (Metropolitan Museum of Art) (1984). p. 24, ill.

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