Object Title

Shoulder shield

Shoulder shield

Date

1571

Object Number

III.874

Provenance

From Paris, 1815. Originally from Vienna

Physical Description

Of medium carbon steel hardened by quenching and tempering, of martensite with a little pearlite.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height: 435 mm; width: 410 mm Weight: 3.72 kg

Inscriptions and Marks

none visible.

Associations

Bibliographic References

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

C. Paggiarino, The Royal Armouries, masterpieces of medieval and renaissance arms and armour, Milan, 2011 volume 2

Notes

Five harnesses from the Rose-leaf garniture are preserved in the Waffensammlung of the Kunsthistoriches Museum, Vienna, cat.No. A474. Also in Musée de l'Armée. Micrographs on flie by Wolfgang Groschedel include a breastplate in the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the right vambrace of the Rosenblatt armour in Vienna, A474, which is of ferrite with small areas of carbides.