A heavy and unusual German breastplate c 1600.
A heavy and unusual German breastplate c 1600. Made from 2 pieces of metal joined vertically along the line of the medial ridge by hammer welding and by 11 rivets. Flared at the waist and pierced with 2 pairs of holes for the tassets. The arm cusps, outlined by 3 deeply incised lines, are turned and roped; the breastplate is pierced for a pair of studs (missing) to retain the shoulderstraps. Polished bright finish overall.
Weight 10lbs 8ozs (4.9kgs)
Provenance: The Tojhusmuseet, Kobenhavn, Denmark by exchange.