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Backplate, from a Cuirassier Armor for a Boy

Artist/maker unknown, Italian

Made in Italy, Europe
Possibly made in Rome, Italy, Europe

c. 1605-1610

Embossed, punched, chiseled, and russetted or formerly blued iron alloy (steel) hatched with silver and gold, leather, textile

Height (down the center): 14 15/16 inches (38 cm) Width: 17 5/8 inches (44.7 cm) Depth: 6 5/16 inches (16 cm) Weight: 3.9 lb. (1750g)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Gallery 348, 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 armor was made for a boy of about eight.

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