Object Title

Cuirassier armour

Cuirassier armour

Date

1630

Object Number

II.140

Physical Description

Comprising breastplate, close helmet, pair of pauldrons and vambraces, pair of gauntlets, pair of tassets, culet and gorget.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Mounted height: 1450 mm; width: 820 mm; depth: 410 mm; Helmet: height: 330mm; width: 270mm; depth: 290mm; Breastplate: height: 350 mm; width: 368 mm; depth: 170 mm; Backplate: height: 390 mm; width: 365 mm; depth: 135 mm; Gorget: height: 150mm; width: 275mm; depth: 255mm; Right pauldron and vambrace: height: 740mm; width: 280mm; Left pauldron and vambrace: height: 730mm; width: 270mm; Right tasset: height: 745mm; width: 330mm; depth: 150mm; Left tasset: height: 755mm; width: 330mm; depth: 130mm; Rump: height: 175mm; width: 475mm; depth: 220mm; Right gauntlet: length: 310mm; width: 145mm; depth: 165mm; Left gauntlet: length: 340mm; width: 142mm; depth: 162mm; Weight: Overall Weight: 35710g; Helmet weight: 3500g; Breastplate weight: 5600g; Backplate weight: 6850g; Gorget weight: 1300g; Right pauldron and vambrace weight: 4100g; Left pauldron and vambrace weight: 3900g; Right tasset weight: 5250g; Left tasset weight: 5750g; Rump weight: 1800g; Right gauntlet weight: 700g; Left gauntlet weight: 650g.

Associations

Places Netherlands

Bibliographic References

Claude Blair, European Armour, B.T. Batsford Ltd., London, 1958, p.204-5, 212-13.

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