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.
- Germany (Object made in)
- Made 1620–1650
- Steel, brass, gilding, and leather
- George F. Harding Collection