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Field Armor

Artist/maker unknown, Northern Italian. Probably wrought for Sir William Herbert, First Earl of Pembroke, 1501 - 1570.

Made in Milan, Italy, Europe

c. 1555

Etched and partially gilded steel; brass and leather replaced

Height (from the comb, down the center front to the crotch): 35 1/16 inches (89 cm) Width (at shoulders, from the mid-point of one shoulder to the other): 20 7/8 inches (53 cm) Waist (external girth): 39 3/8 inches (100 cm) Depth (approximate): 15 3/4 inches (40 cm) Weight: 33.2 lb. (15.05 kg)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Gallery 346, Arms and Armor, third floor (Kretzschmar von Kienbusch Galleries)

Accession Number:

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

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This Milanese armor is from the armory of the Earls of Pembroke and was probably wrought for Sir William Herbert, First Earl of Pembroke (1501-1570).

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