Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : Armor for Use in the Tourney Fought on Foot over the Barriers

Armor for Use in the Tourney Fought on Foot over the Barriers

Armor made by Pompeo della Cesa, Italian (active Milan), c. 1537 - 1610

Geography:
Made in Milan, Italy, Europe

Date:
c. 1590

Medium:
Engraved, etched, and partially gilded steel; brass, textiles, and leather replaced

Dimensions:
Height (From top of helmet to bottom of gauntlets): 36 1/4 inches (92 cm) Height (From top of helmet to bottom center of breastplate): 31 1/2 inches (80 cm) Width (Shoulders): 20 1/16 inches (51 cm) Width (Elbows): 28 3/4 inches (73 cm) Weight: 32 lb. (14.51 kg)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1977-167-37

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

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Label:
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.