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Topic: armor for man 1 2 armor

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Elements of a Light-Cavalry Armor

Elements of a Light-Cavalry Armor

This armor is a rare example of the fluted, or "Maximilian," style in its earliest stages. The armor was made in either Mühlau or in neighboring Innsbruck soon after the Emperor Maximilian I (1459–1519) establi... more

Elements of a Light-Cavalry Armor

Elements of a Light-Cavalry Armor

This is a rare example of Italian armor decorated with fluted surfaces in the German fashion. Its etched and richly gilt decoration is derived from Christian symbolism and the Bible. The band across the top of ... more

Half Armor

Half Armor

Kolman Helmschmid (German, Augsburg 1471–1532) Augsburg

Cuirass of a Dō-maru

Cuirass of a Dō-maru

This armor is believed to have been given by Date Masamune (died 1636), one of the most famous daimyo (lords) of his time, to a high-ranking samurai in his service, Shiraishi Bungo.

Armor

Armor

This is one of a group of finely etched armors made for the court of Duke Julius of Brunswick-Wölfenbüttel (1528–1589). The armors are decorated similarly with satyrs, allegorical figures, and grotesques, many ... more

Half Armor Probably Made for Don Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba y Fernández de Córdoba, Duke of Sessa (1520/1524–1578)

Half Armor Probably Made for Don Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba y Fernán...

Attributed to Lucio Piccinino (Italian, Milan, active ca. 1575–90) Milan

Portions of a Ceremonial Armor

Portions of a Ceremonial Armor

This armor was severely damaged by fire in the 1870s, destroying its gorget (collar) and arm defenses and melting off the gilding that originally covered all its exterior surfaces. Despite this damage, the rema... more

Armor of the Dukes of Alba

Armor of the Dukes of Alba

This is one of the few armors attributable to Lucio Piccinino, the last of the great Italian armor embossers. Distinctive of Piccinino's style is the covering of the armor surface with a dense network of emboss... more

Portions of a Ceremonial Armor

Portions of a Ceremonial Armor

This armor was severely damaged by fire in the 1870s, destroying its gorget (collar) and arm defenses and melting off the gilding that originally covered all its exterior surfaces. Despite this damage, the rema... more

Armor of Giovanni Battista Bourbon del Monte (1541–1614)

Armor of Giovanni Battista Bourbon del Monte (1541–1614)

Del Monte (1541–1614) was a mercenary soldier who at various times served the emperor, the pope, the kings of Spain and France, and the Venetian Republic. This armor dates from the period of del Monte’s service... more

Foot-Combat Armor of Prince-Elector
 Christian I of Saxony (reigned 1586–91)

Foot-Combat Armor of Prince-Elector Christian I of Saxony (reigned 15...

This is one of a set of twelve matching armors for use in foot combat commissioned in 1591 by Sophie of Brandenburg as a Christmas gift for her husband, Christian I (reigned 1586–91). These armors are among the... more

Infantry Armor

Infantry Armor

The armorers of Nuremberg were famous for their ability to produce large quantities of plate armor relatively quickly. In the second half of the sixteenth century, they specialized in making high-quality infant... more

Half Armor

Half Armor

Although made in Nuremberg, this cavalryman’s armor is an unusual mix of different regional styles. The helmet is based on an eastern European type known as the Zischägge, which was inspired by Turkish examples... more

Armor (Dō-maru)

Armor (Dō-maru)

This armor is believed to have been given by Date Masamune (died 1636), one of the most famous daimyo of his time, to a high-ranking samurai in his service, Shiraishi Bungo.

Infantry Armor

Infantry Armor

The open-faced burgonet and the absence of a lance rest identify this as an armor for infantry or light cavalry use. The quality of its construction and decoration indicates that it was probably intended for an... more

Portions of an Armor Garniture

Portions of an Armor Garniture

The elements of armor exhibited here represent parts parts of several closely related garnitures, the etched ornament of which can be attributed to the Augsburg etcher Jörg Sorg the Younger. Three similar armor... more