An engraved breast-plate dating: late 16th Century provenance: North Italy made of iron, slightly protruding neckline, smooth gussets; small defects; the entire surface engraved with bands in the Pisan manner, at the upper part two medallions depicting busts over an oval cartouche featuring a human figure; the bands decorated with armour parts, animals and floral motifs.
Armor Date:ca. 1560–65Culture:Northern German, possibly Brunswick-WölfenbüttelMedium:Steel, etched and blackenedDimensions:Weight, 28 lb. 14 oz. (13.1 kg) Weight of helmet, 5 lb. 10 oz. (2551 g) Weight of breastplate,10 lb. 15oz. (4961 g)Classification:Armor for ManCredit Line:Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913Accession Number:14.25.711a–d metmuseum.org