Object Title

Three-quarter armour

Three-quarter armour

Date

1555-1565

Object Number

II.31

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Decorated with a design of foliage embossed in low relief on a blackened ground. Comprising breast and back plate, helmet and gauntlets. mounted with mail sleeves (III.1364).

Dimensions

Dimensions: Mounted height: 1160mm; width: 830mm; depth: 340mm. Current mount height: 1650mm. Helmet: height: 270 mm; width: 292 mm; depth: 390 mm Weight: kg ( 34 lb 13 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places Germany

Bibliographic References

Charles ffoulkes, Inventory and Survey of the Armouries of the Tower of London, Vol.1, London, 1916, II.31.

Claude Blair, European Armour, B.T. Batsford Ltd., London, 1958, p.222-23 breastplate.

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