Field Armor

Made by the armorer Anton Peffenhauser, German (active Augsburg), master 1545, 1525 - 1603

Made in Augsburg, Germany, Europe

c. 1580

Steel; brass; leather (replaced)

Weight: 54.8lb. (24.9kg)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Gallery 247, Arms and Armor, second floor (Kretzschmar von Kienbusch Galleries)

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Bequest of Carl Otto Kretzschmar von Kienbusch, 1977

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This armor is composed of elements from several similar suits--some designed for the field and others for the joust--that are now scattered among various public collections.

It is struck with the maker's mark of Anton Peffenhauser, who was the leading armorer of the important armor-making center of Augsburg during the second half of the sixteenth century.

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