Object Title

Pair of Tassets

Pair of Tassets

Date

1470-1499

Object Number

III.4779

Provenance

Purchased from David Oliver 2006. From the armoury of the Knights of St John on Rhodes, acquired by the Paris dealer Bachereau about 1900, acquired about 1970 by Robin Wigington, for the Arms and Armour Museum Stratford upon Avon. Formerly on deposit (B.0458)

Physical Description

Each composed of a single, pentagonal plate, with a point at the base and a medial ridge. The inner side edge is concave, and has a boxed outward turn. The upper edge is fitted with two modern iron buckles for attachment to the fauld.

Component parts

Associations

Notes

Compare Sanctuary B2, B3 (Boccia 1982, tav. 256, 263, 268-9; 295, 303-4), Vienna A3 and A111 (Boccia 1982, tav. 126, 203) and Zurich LM 4955 (Boccia 1982, tav. 168). In sculpture, compare, for example, the tassets on Antonio da Carrarra's portrait of Fransesco Sforza, about 1490, Museo Civico, Vicenza (Boccia, Morin & Rossi, 1979, pl. 76).