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Cuirass (body armour)

Cuirass (body armour)

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (north, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1620 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraved, blued and gilt steel

  • Museum number:

    5778&A-1859

  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, Room 114c, case 27 []

Physical description

Cuirass of blued steel, gilt and engraved with numerous floral scrolls and medallions.

Place of Origin

Italy (north, made)

Date

ca. 1620 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Engraved, blued and gilt steel

Dimensions

Height: 46.8 cm base height to highest point of backplate, Width: 44.7 cm whole, Depth: 44.6 cm whole, Depth: 26.0 cm breastplate, Height: 40.5 cm breastplate, Depth: 28.0 cm backplate

Descriptive line

Cuirass, blued steel, gilt and engraved with numerous floral scrolls and medallions, made in North Italy, ca. 1620

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Hayward, J. F., European Armour. London, 1965, cat. 40

Materials

Steel

Techniques

Engraving (incising); Gilding; Bluing

Categories

Arms & Armour; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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