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Burgonet for the Guard of Christian I of Saxony

Armor made by Anton Peffenhauser, German (active Augsburg), master 1545, 1525 - 1603. Made for the guard of Prince Elector Christian I of Saxony, 1560 - 1591 (ruled 1586 - 1591).

Made in Augsburg, Germany, Europe

c. 1586-1591

Etched and partially blackened and gilded steel; gilded brass; original yellow silk lining; leather (replaced)

12 5/8 x 8 11/16 x 13 3/8 inches (32 x 22 x 34 cm) Weight: 4 pounds 3 ounces (1.91 kg)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

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

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This burgonet was made for the guard of Duke Christian I, prince elector of Saxony (ruled 1586 to 1591).