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Vamplate Belonging to an Armor for Field and Tournament Made for Duke Nikolaus "The Black" Radziwill (1515–1565), Duke of Nesvizh and Olyka, Prince of the Empire, Grand Chancellor and Marshal of Lithuania

Armorer:
Kunz Lochner (German, Nuremberg, 1510–1567)
Date:
ca. 1555; probably repainted later
Geography:
Nuremberg
Culture:
German, Nuremberg
Medium:
Steel, gold, paint
Dimensions:
D. 8 1/2 in. (33.3 cm); H. 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm); Diam. 13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 3 oz. (1454 g)
Classification:
Shafted Weapons
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
14.25.855
Not on view
William H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Gothic and Renaissance Art in Nuremberg: 1300–1550," April 8–June 22, 1986, no. 278.

Nuremberg. Germanisches Nationalmuseum. "Kunst der Gotik und Renaissance in Nürnberg," July 24–September 28, 1986.

Boeheim, Wendelin, and J. Löwy. Album Hervorragender Gegenstände Aus Der Waffensammlung Des Allerhöchsten Kaiserhauses: Herausgegeben Mit Genehmigung Des Hohen Oberstkämmerer-Amtes Seiner K.u.k. Apostolischen Majestät. Vol. 1. Vienna: J. Löwy, 1894. p. 19, no. XXXV, pl. XXXV.

Ossbahr, C. A. Kongl. Lifrustkammaren: Och Dermed Förenade Samlingar. Stockholm: P. A. Norstedt, 1897. pp. 2–3, no. 5, pl. V (a similar armor discussed and illustrated, with mention of elements in various locations, probably this armor).

Pułaski, Franciszek. Inwentarz Zbrojowni Ordynacyi Hr. Krasińskich. Warsaw: W drukarni Alexandra Ginsa, 1909. p. 12, no. 161, tabl. 9 (a related shield).

Dean, Bashford. "A Part of a Radzivil Horse Panoply." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 16, no. 4 (April 1921). pp. 80–82.

Piotrowska, Irena. "Polish Arms and Armor in The Metropolitan Museum of Art." Polish Review 3, no. 44 (December 6, 1943). pp. 8–10.

Thomas, Bruno. Deutsche Plattnerkunst. Munich: F. Bruckmann, 1944. p. 115, pl. 47 (related shaffron).

Thomas, Bruno. "Die Wiener und die Stockholmer Lochner-Rüstung." Nationalmusei Årsbok 17–18 (1947–48). pp. 61–92, figs. 42–47.

Thomas, Bruno, and Ortwin Gamber. "Die Polonica der Wiener Waffensammlung." Jahrbuch der Kunsthistorischen Sammlungen in Wien 67, no. 224 (1971). pp. 66–68, figs. 55–58.

Gamber, Ortwin. "Der Plattner Kunz Lochner - Harnische als Zeugnisse Habsburgishcer Politik." Jahrbuch Der Kunsthistorischen Sammlungen in Wien 80, n.s. 44 (1984). pp. 56–57.

Angerer, Martin, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nürnberg, 1300–1550: Kunst der Gotik und Renaissance. 1st ed. ed. Munich: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1986. pp. 468–69, no. 278, ill.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Gothic and Renaissance Art in Nuremberg, 1300–1550. 1st ed. ed. New york: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 1986. pp. 468–69, no. 278, ill.

Maué, Hermann, and Christine Kupper. Quasi Centrum Europae: Europa Kauft in Nürnberg 1400–1800. Nuremberg: Verlag des Germanischen Nationalmuseums, 2002. pp. 468–69, no. 43, ill.

Pyhrr, Stuart W., Donald J. La Rocca, and Dirk H. Breiding. The Armored Horse in Europe, 1480–1620. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2005. p. 49.



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