European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
Burgonet for the Guard of Christian I of SaxonyMade in Augsburg, Germany, Europe
Armor made by Anton Peffenhauser, German (active Augsburg), master 1545, 1525 - 1603. Made for the guard of Prince Elector Christian I of Saxony, 1560 - 1591 (ruled 1586 - 1591).
Etched and partially blackened and gilded steel; gilded brass; original yellow silk lining; leather (replaced)
1977-167-129Bequest of Carl Otto Kretzschmar von Kienbusch, 1977
LabelThis burgonet was made for the guard of Duke Christian I, prince elector of Saxony (ruled 1586 to 1591).
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