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Topic: kolman helmschmid

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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

Half Armor

Half Armor

Kolman Helmschmid (German, Augsburg 1471–1532) Augsburg

Cuirass and Tassets (Torso and Hip Defense)

Cuirass and Tassets (Torso and Hip Defense)

The decoration of this armor is an outstanding example of German figural etching, inspired by contemporary print sources, as it was used to embellish armor. The etching has been attributed to Daniel Hopfer, a n... more

Armet for the Tourney

Armet for the Tourney

The visor is fitted with an unusual reinforce depicting the type of grille defense that might be used on a helmet intended for a tournament with swords or clubs. This suggests it was originally part of a garnit... more

Close Helmet with Mask Visor in Form of a Human Face

Close Helmet with Mask Visor in Form of a Human Face

Helmets fitted with masklike visors were a popular German and Austrian fashion about 1510 to 1540. With their visors forged and embossed as humorous or grotesque human masks, such helmets were often worn in tou... more

Armor

Armor

Helmet attributed to Kolman Helmschmid (German, Augsburg 1471–1532) Augsburg and Landshut

Jousting Sallet Made for Louis II (1506–1526), King of Hungary and Bohemia

Jousting Sallet Made for Louis II (1506–1526), King of Hungary and Boh...

The helmet was intended for the Scharfrennen, a joust fought by two mounted contestants armed with sharp lances. The conjoined initials L and M, for Louis II of Hungary (1506–1526) and his wife, Maria of Austri... more

Three-Quarter Armor

Three-Quarter Armor

The pauldrons (shoulder defenses), and vambraces (arm defenses) of this armor are attributed to Kolman Helmschmid based on comparison with his known works. The associated helmet’s (acc. no. 50.237.2) distinctiv... more

Closed Burgonet

Closed Burgonet

This helmet combines features common to burgonets, notably the projecting peak and falling buffe, with close-helmet construction, in which all elements of the face defense pivot together at the sides of the bow... more

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

Left Shoulder Defense (Pauldron)

Left Shoulder Defense (Pauldron)

This is an exchange piece for the armor (now in the Armeria Reale, Turin) made for the Nuremberg patrician Wilhelm Rieter von Bocksberg (died 1528). Kolman Helmschmid (German, Augsburg 1471–1532) Augsburg

Portions of a Costume Armor

Portions of 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

Close Helmet for a Boy

Close Helmet for a Boy

The form and decoration of this helmet relate closely to the late work of Kolman Helmschmid and early pieces by his son Desiderius, both leading armorers who worked for the Habsburg court. The etching is in the... more

Medal of Kolman Helmschmid (1471–1532)

Medal of Kolman Helmschmid (1471–1532)

This is an exceedingly rare example of a Renaissance medal of an armorer, which celebrates the life and accomplishments of Kolman Helmschmid (1471–1532), one of the greatest armorers of sixteenth-century Europe... more

Armet

Armet

Attributed to Kolman Helmschmid (German, Augsburg 1471–1532) Augsburg