Object Title

Leg-shield (Streiftartsche)

Leg-shield (Streiftartsche)

Date

1515-1525

Object Number

VI.80

Provenance

Possibly Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Oval in shape

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 385 mm; width: 500 mm; depth: 50 mm Weight: kg ( 3 lb oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

none

Associations

Places Germany

Notes

These leg-shields (Streiftartschen) were a peculiarly German fashion and were worn suspended from the saddle to protect the legs of the participants in the Geschiftsrennen who often wore no leg armour.