Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Left Breastplates from Two Brigandines

ca. 1400–1425
Steel, brass, textile
29.150.102; H. 10 3/4 in. (27.31 cm); W. 8 in. (20.32 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 17.2 oz. (657.7 g); 29.150.103; H. 9 1/2 in. (24.13 cm); W. 8 1/2 in. (21.59 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 15 oz. (878.8 g)
Armor Parts-Breastplates
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Bequest of Bashford Dean, 1928
Accession Number:
29.150.102, .103
Not on view
Both retain some of their original textile covering, and one (acc. no. 29.150.103) has notched stop-ribs to protect the throat and armpit areas of the wearer.
Marking: Mark on the inner face of the breastplate with acc. no. 29.150.102: IO;
On the inner face of the breastplate with acc. no. 29.150.103, possibly: IB
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