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Topic: armor parts

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Cuirass of a Tankō

Cuirass of a Tankō

The earliest known armors worn in Japan were of either the keiko type or the tankō type seen here. The keiko is of lamellar construction, with overlapping bronze or iron scales laced together with leather or fa... more

Cuirass (Haramaki Dō)

Cuirass (Haramaki Dō)

Arms and Armor Department founding curator Bashford Dean's three-month trip to Japan in the spring of 1917 resulted in many important acquisitions for the Museum. Among them was this early example of a haramaki... more

Six Brigandine Plates
Forearm Guard for the Left Arm

Forearm Guard for the Left Arm

The ornament on this arm guard is very similar to that seen on Tibetan horse armor, but it is larger in scale and its style is bolder. Like other arm guards of this type, its decoration consists of gold leaf co... more

Arm Guard
Left Arm Guard
Reinforcing Pieces for the Tourney

Reinforcing Pieces for the Tourney

In the late fifteenth century, specialized exchange and reinforcing pieces were devised that allowed a single field armor to be adapted for use in various forms of the tournament. The ensemble of pieces was kno... more

Defense for the Left Arm
Pair of Vambraces (Arm Defenses) from a Costume Armor

Pair of Vambraces (Arm Defenses) from a Costume Armor

This armor reproduces in steel the extravagant puffed and slashed costume of the German Landsknechte (mercenary infantry troops). The matching pieces are preserved in the Musée de l'Armée, Paris. Coming from th... more

Top Lames of Vambraces (Arm Defenses) from a Costume Armor

Top Lames of Vambraces (Arm Defenses) from a Costume Armor

This armor reproduces in steel the extravagant puffed and slashed costume of the German Landsknechte (mercenary infantry troops). The matching pieces are preserved in the Musée de l'Armée, Paris. Coming from th... more

Backplate and Hoguine (Rump Defense) from a Costume Armor

Backplate and Hoguine (Rump Defense) from a Costume Armor

This armor reproduces in steel the extravagant puffed and slashed costume of the German Landsknechte (mercenary infantry troops). The matching pieces are preserved in the Musée de l'Armée, Paris. Coming from th... more

Pair of Tassets of Emperor Charles V of Austria (1500–1558)

Pair of Tassets of Emperor Charles V of Austria (1500–1558)

These tassets originally were part of a very elaborate armor. Their decoration features the pillars of Hercules, supported by griffins, and the firesteel of Burgundy, which were badges of Charles V. Kolman Helm... more

Arm Defense for Right Arm

Arm Defense for Right Arm

probably Augsburg

Left Pauldron (Shoulder Defense) from a Boy's Costume Armor

Left Pauldron (Shoulder Defense) from a Boy's Costume Armor

This left shoulder, along with a matching left thigh also in the Metropolitan Museum's collection (acc. no. 29.158.304), is from an armor ordered in 1532 by Archduke Ferdinand (later Emperor Ferdinand I) for hi... more

Burgonet
Gorget
Reinforcing Plates of Armor for the Tilt

Reinforcing Plates of Armor for the Tilt

For the joust, or tilt, in the Italian fashion, the grandguard protecting the upper left chest and neck was close-fitting in contrast to the German use of a projecting tilt targe (cape-like defense for the left... more

Reinforcing Plates of Armor for the Tilt

Reinforcing Plates of Armor for the Tilt

For the joust, or tilt, in the Italian fashion, the grandguard protecting the upper left chest and neck was close-fitting in contrast to the German use of a projecting tilt targe (cape-like defense for the left... more

Right Shoulder and Arm Defense

Right Shoulder and Arm Defense

Attributed to Wolfgang Grosschedel (German, Landshut, active ca. 1517–62) Landshut

Left Shoulder and Arm Defense

Left Shoulder and Arm Defense

Attributed to Wolfgang Grosschedel (German, Landshut, active ca. 1517–62) Landshut

Waist Lame

Waist Lame

Attributed to Wolfgang Grosschedel (German, Landshut, active ca. 1517–62) Landshut

Waist Lame

Waist Lame

Attributed to Wolfgang Grosschedel (German, Landshut, active ca. 1517–62) Landshut

Elements of an Armor Garniture

Elements of an Armor Garniture

Attributed to Wolfgang Grosschedel (German, Landshut, active ca. 1517–62) Landshut

Reinforcing Breastplate, Shoulder Defense, and Buffe (Chin Defense)

Reinforcing Breastplate, Shoulder Defense, and Buffe (Chin Defense)

These reinforcing pieces is part of an unusually large armor garniture (acc. no. 27.159.1), which contains pieces for use in battle and for the tilt in both the Italian and German fashions. The tilt was a tourn... more

Reinforcing Abdominal Defense

Reinforcing Abdominal Defense

This reinforcing abdonimnal defense is part of an unusually large armor garniture (acc. no. 27.159.1), which contains pieces for use in battle and for the tilt in both the Italian and German fashions. The tilt ... more

Terminal Lame of a Grand Guard from the Armor Garniture of George Clifford (1558–1605), 
Third Earl of Cumberland

Terminal Lame of a Grand Guard from the Armor Garniture of George Clif...

Made under the direction of Jacob Halder (British, master armorer at the royal workshops at Greenwich, documented in England 1558–1608) Greenwich