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Gorget

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

Date:

1620/50

Artist:

German

About this artwork

Light cavalrymen and officers on foot increasingly wore large gorgets in place of full breast and backplates. Often paired with a heavy buff-leather coat, these effectively protected the wearer’s neck and heart from heavy sword cuts or thrusts. This well-preserved example retains its original blue-black finish and leather lining.

Status

On View, Gallery 239

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Title

Gorget

Place

Germany (Object made in)

Date

Made 1620–1650

Medium

Steel, brass, gilding, and leather

Credit Line

George F. Harding Collection

Reference Number

1982.2577

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