Object Title

Backplate

Backplate

Date

1480-1490

Object Number

III.1287

Provenance

Purchased from the National Magazine Co. (William Randolph Hearst Collection) October 1952, with the help of the Pilgrim Trust, the National Art Collections Fund and a special Exchequer Grant. one of 52 items purchased together. From the collection of Count Wilczek, Burg Kreuzenstein

Physical Description

Two groups of flutes radiate from the centre of the waist-plate. and spread diagonally outwards.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 600 mm; width: 380 mm; depth: 205 mm Weight: kg ( 6 lb 7 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

none

Associations

Places Germany

Bibliographic References

A.R. Dufty and W. Reid, European Armour in the Tower of London, 1968, plate CX.

C. Paggiarino, The Royal Armouries, masterpieces of medieval and renaissance arms and armour, Milan, 2011 volume 1

Notes

An almost identical backplate is in the Royal Armoury Turin No.C.90 the hind taset missing.