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Partial Armor made for the Dukes of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel

1560s; breastplate 1562
49 x 24 x 20 in. (124.5 x 61 x 50.8 cm)

Unknown, Brunswick Armory
German

Object Type: Arms and Armor
Medium and Support: Etched steel, leather
Credit Line: The Maurice and Maxine B. Forman Fund, the Clara and Edwin Strasenburgh Fund, the Marie Adelaide Devine Fund and the June Alexander Memorial Fund
Accession Number: 2006.57
Location: Currently on view
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Partial armor comprising a helmet, breastplate, tassets (upper thigh leg defenses), backplate and gorget (collar):

.1 helmet : H 12-1/2 x W 10-1/2 x D 16-1/4 in.
.2 collar (gorget) including sleeves: H 12-1/4 x W 24 x D 9-7/8 in.
.3 breastplate: H 18 x W 15-1/2 x D 9 in.
.4 backplate: H 16-7/8 x W 15-1/2 x D 8-1/4 in.
.5a upper (proper) left tasset: H 10 x W 10 X D 3-1/2 in.
.5b lower (proper) left tasset: H 9-1/2 x W 7-1/4 x D 3-1/2 in.
.6a upper (proper) right tasset : H 10 X W 10 X D 3-1/2 in.
.6b lower (proper) right tasset: H 9-1/4 x W 7-1/4 x D 3-1/2 in.

Provenance
Dukes of Brunswick, Germany; Peter Finer (dealer), London; purchased from him by the Gallery in 2007

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