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Elements of a Half Armor for Foot Tournament at the Barriers

A work made of steel, brass, and leather.
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  • A work made of steel, brass, and leather.

Date:

c. 1590

Artist:

South German; Augsburg

About this artwork

The girth of this half armor was tailored to fit a large adult for use in a foot tournament. In this engagement participants hit each other with blunted swords or pikes. Strikes below the waist were prohibited, and a barrier protected the lower body. A now lost helmet and pair of gauntlets would have completed this armor.

Status

On View, Gallery 239

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Title

Elements of a Half Armor for Foot Tournament at the Barriers

Origin

Augsburg

Date

1580–1600

Medium

Steel, brass, and leather

Dimensions

H. 142.2 cm (56 in.)

Credit Line

George F. Harding Collection

Reference Number

1982.2424a-g

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