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Topic: armors

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Half Armor

Half Armor

Kolman Helmschmid (German, Augsburg 1471–1532) Augsburg

Armor Garniture, Probably of King Henry VIII of England (reigned 1509–47)

Armor Garniture, Probably of King Henry VIII of England (reigned 1509–...

This is the earliest dated armor from the royal workshops at Greenwich, which were established in 1515 by Henry VIII (reigned 1509–47) to produce armors for himself and his court. It is also the earliest surviv... more

Armor Garniture, Probably of King Henry VIII of England (reigned 1509–47)

Armor Garniture, Probably of King Henry VIII of England (reigned 1509–...

This is the earliest dated armor from the royal workshops at Greenwich, which were established in 1515 by Henry VIII (reigned 1509–47) to produce armors for himself and his court. It is also the earliest surviv... more

Trellised Targe for the Tilt

Trellised Targe for the Tilt

In keeping score at tournaments, the heralds awarded extra points if a lance struck solidly enough to break. The raised trellislike bands on this tilt targe were intended to catch the lance, making it more like... more

Armor for Field and Tilt

Armor for Field and Tilt

This garniture is unusually large. It contains pieces for use in battle and for the tilt in both the Italian and German fashions. The tilt was a tournament fought on horseback between two opponents armed with l... 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

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

Elements of an Armor Garniture

Elements of an Armor Garniture

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

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

Field and Tournament Armor 
of Johann Wilhelm (1530–1573), 
Duke of Saxe-Weimar

Field and Tournament Armor of Johann Wilhelm (1530–1573), Duke of Sa...

This armor consists of a mixture of pieces from a large and complex garniture for use in the field and in various forms of tournament. Its principal parts are now divided between the Historisches Museum, Dresde... more

Armor for Field and Tilt

Armor for Field and Tilt

This garniture is unusually large. It contains pieces for use in battle and for the tilt in both the Italian and German fashions. The tilt was a tournament fought on horseback between two opponents armed with l... more

Close Helmet for the Tilt

Close Helmet for the Tilt

The helmet is part of a richly decorated armor made for one of the princes Radziwill of Poland for use in the field and the tournament. The Polish eagle appears in the etched ornament; the date 1573 is etched o... more

Portions of a Parade Armor

Portions of a Parade Armor

When complete, this horseman's armor would have included defenses for the arms and legs and perhaps a matching shaffron (horse's head defense) and saddle. The high-relief ornament, originally decorated with gol... more

Armor for the Tilt

Armor for the Tilt

This armor has an elegant sculptural quality that is characteristic of the finest Augsburg armors. It is identical in appearance to a series of tournament armors ordered by the duke of Bavaria in 1579–80 from A... more

Jousting Armor (Rennzeug) 
and Matching Half-Shaffron

Jousting Armor (Rennzeug) and Matching Half-Shaffron

This armor was intended for use in the Scharfrennen, a joust fought in an open field by two contestants mounted on horses and armed with relatively sharp lances. The sport remained popular at the court of the p... more

Armor for the Tilt

Armor for the Tilt

This armor has an elegant sculptural quality that is characteristic of the finest Augsburg armors. It is identical in appearance to a series of tournament armors ordered by the duke of Bavaria in 1579–80 from A... more

Jousting Armor (Rennzeug) 
and Matching Half-Shaffron

Jousting Armor (Rennzeug) and Matching Half-Shaffron

This armor was intended for use in the Scharfrennen, a joust fought in an open field by two contestants mounted on horses and armed with relatively sharp lances. The sport remained popular at the court of the p... more

Elements from a Garniture Made for Christian I of Saxony (1560–1591)

Elements from a Garniture Made for Christian I of Saxony (1560–1591)

Peffenhauser was among the most celebrated and long-lived armorers of Augsburg, a city famous for its armor-makers. The pieces displayed here are thought to be part of a garniture commissioned by Elector August... more

Armor Garniture of George Clifford (1558–1605), 
Third Earl of Cumberland

Armor Garniture of George Clifford (1558–1605), Third Earl of Cumberl...

George Clifford (1558–1605) was appointed Queen’s Champion in 1590 and was made a Knight of the Garter two years later. He is best remembered for his capture of the Spanish fort in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 159... more

Garniture
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

Ceremonial Armors for Man (Dingjia) and Horse

Ceremonial Armors for Man (Dingjia) and Horse

The man’s armor, known as dingjia (armor with nails), is a very elaborate example of the military costume worn at the imperial court by high-ranking officials in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It cons... more

Ceremonial Armors for Man (Dingjia) and Horse

Ceremonial Armors for Man (Dingjia) and Horse

The man’s armor, known as dingjia (armor with nails), is a very elaborate example of the military costume worn at the imperial court by high-ranking officials in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It cons... more

Garniture
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

Pair of Tassets (Thigh Defenses) 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

Pair of Tassets (Thigh Defenses) Belonging to an Armor for Field and T...

Kunz Lochner (German, Nuremberg, 1510–1567) Nuremberg

Garniture
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

Vamplate Belonging to an Armor for Field and Tournament Made for Duke ...

Kunz Lochner (German, Nuremberg, 1510–1567) Nuremberg

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

Gold Belt-Hole Guard

Gold Belt-Hole Guard

The treasure contains an array of belt fittings, some elaborately decorated, some unfinished or defectively cast. Some show no signs of use, while others are quite worn.The AvarsThe Avars were a nomadic tribe o... more

Portions of an Armor Garniture 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

Portions of an Armor Garniture for Field and Tournament Made for Duke ...

This crinet plate, along with the matching shaffron also in the Metropolitan Museum's collection (21.42), form part of an important garniture of armor for field and tournament use made for Nikolaus "the Black" ... more