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Armor for Use in the Tilt, with Boot Stirrups

Artist/maker unknown, Italian

Made in Italy, Europe

c. 1570

Steel; brass; leather (replaced)

Weight: 55 pounds 8.89 ounces (25.2 kg)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

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

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

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A late example of Italian armor for use in the joust, this suit belongs to a group of equally unadorned existing armors. Many of its elements were altered during its working life, presumably to adapt the armor to changing tournament practices.

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