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

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

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

Notes

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