Armor for Use in the Tourney Fought on Foot over the Barriers
Armor made by Pompeo della Cesa, Italian (active Milan), c. 1537 - 1610
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This armor was used in a form of tournament where a barrier separated the contenders, who fought on foot with either a pike or a sword. Since the barrier provided a defense for the lower portion of the body, this type of armor leaves the wearer's abdomen and legs unprotected.