Object Title

Leg-shield (Streiftartsche)

Leg-shield (Streiftartsche)

Date

1515-1525

Object Number

VI.81

Provenance

Possibly Old Tower Collection.

Physical Description

Oval in shape. Decorated with flutes radiating from a point in the upper section. Extensively repaired.

Dimensions

Weight: kg ( 3 lb 6 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.