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The Metropolitan Museum Journal, v. 28 (1993)

"A Neapolitan Patron of Armor and Tapestry Identified"

LaRocca, Donald J.
18 pages
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Donald La Rocca

Donald J. La Rocca joined the department in 1988, following six years at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He has curated the international loan exhibition Warriors of the Himalayas: Rediscovering the Arms and Armor of Tibet (2006), as well as several in-house exhibitions, including The Gods of War: Sacred Imagery and the Decoration of Arms and Armor (1996), The Academy of the Sword: Illustrated Fencing Books 1500­–1800 (1998), Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department (2012), and Arms and Armor: Notable Acquisitions 2003–2014 (2014). He is the author of more than thirty-five print essays on arms and armor.

Portions of an Armor for
 Vincenzo Luigi di Capua (d. 1627), Pompeo della Cesa  Italian, Steel, gold, leather, copper alloy, Italian, Milan
Pompeo della Cesa
ca. 1595
Armor, Steel, gold, leather, copper alloy, textile, Italian, probably Milan
Italian, probably Milan
ca. 1575; breastplate, later; lancerest and gilt decoration, probably 18th–19th century
Horse Armor Made for a Member of the Collalto Family, Steel, gold, leather, Italian, probably Milan
Italian, probably Milan
ca. 1560 and later