Object Title

Plackart

Plackart

Date

1530

Object Number

III.1319

Provenance

From the Norton Hall collection. Presented by the National Art-Collection Fund, 1942. From the Real Armeria in Madrid.

Physical Description

Probably an additional defence to be laced to a brigandine. Decorated with etched and gilt fire steels and flames of the Order of the Gloden Fleece on a granular ground.

Dimensions

Weight: 8 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Bibliographic References

J.G. Mann, Exhibition of Spanish Royal Armour, H.M. Tower of London, 9 April-25 September, 1960. Cat No.22

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

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

Notes

This placart is represented in the Inventario Illuminado of the Emperor Charles V pl. 15, and in the Thun'sche Skizzenbuch f. 55 alt. 53.