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Gorget

A work made of steel, gilding, brass, translucent enamel, and leather.
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  • A work made of steel, gilding, brass, translucent enamel, and leather.

Date:

1590/1600

Artist:

French

About this artwork

Intended to protect the neck, by the late 16th century the gorget had also become a symbol of rank, as men wore the pieces in civilian contexts as a fashionable allusion to military prowess or status. This example is painted with red and black translucent glass enamel, a rare and fragile decoration that has all but shattered off the fine interlace pattern.

Status

On View, Gallery 239

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Title

Gorget

Origin

France

Date

Made 1580–1620

Medium

Steel, gilding, brass, translucent enamel, and leather

Dimensions

H. 22.9 cm (9 in.)

Credit Line

George F. Harding Collection

Reference Number

1982.2242

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