Cuirass (torso defense) with Zischägge (helmet)
For use on horseback in the field and in ceremonies

Attributed to Anton Peffenhauser, German (active Augsburg), master 1545, 1525 - 1603

Made in Germany, Europe
Probably made in Augsburg, Germany, Europe

c. 1580

Etched, formerly blued (now russet ), and partially gilded steel, cast and gilded copper alloy mounts; semiprecious stones and colored glass, leather, silk

14.5 lb. (6.59 kg)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Gallery 248, 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 unique ensemble, made in the Hungarian fashion, was intended for a Christian nobleman in Eastern Europe or for presentation to a high-ranking Ottoman official in the context of diplomatic negotiations.

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