This is the only known matching pair of mail-and-plate guards of the fifteenth century for the lower legs. Similar floral ornament and Arabic inscriptions also are found on turban helmets.
This plate would have protected the area at the top of the wearer's back at the base of the neck and between the shoulder blades. It retains large sections of its original textile covering.
This cuisse is distinguished by its elegant shape and by the applied stop-rib and the prominently turned upper edge, which are designed to provide additional protection.
In Italy from 1410 to 1510, the armet was the standard helmet for cavalry. This rare early example has flanges to protect the hinges of the cheekpieces and a staple at the front where a visor was secured.