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

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

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

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

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.