European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
Armor for Use in the Tilt, with Boot StirrupsMade in Italy, Europe
Artist/maker unknown, Italian
Steel; brass; leather (replaced)
1977-167-24Bequest of Carl Otto Kretzschmar von Kienbusch, 1977
LabelA late example of Italian armor for use in the joust, this suit belongs to a group of equally unadorned existing armors. Many of its elements were altered during its working life, presumably to adapt the armor to changing tournament practices.
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