Object Title

Inner Breastplate

Inner Breastplate

Date

1471-1499

Object Number

II.167 G

Provenance

Purchased from the National Magazine Co. (W R Hearst collection) October 1952, with the help of the Pilgrim Trust, National Art Collections Fund and a special Exchequer Grant, one of 52 items purchased together. From the Imperial Armoury, Vienna.

Dimensions

ArmourWeight29.91 kg
Right socketWeight3.26 kg
Left socketWeight3.75 kg
VamplateWeight5.45 kg
TotalWeight51.26 kg
GrandguardWeight9.19 kg

Associations

Places Germany

Bibliographic References

Claude Blair, European Armour, B.T. Batsford Ltd., London, 1958, p.200-1, 222-23 cuirass, reinforcing cuisse.

A.R. Dufty and W. Reid, European Armour in the Tower of London, 1968, plate VIII, IX tilt armour, CXXXIII, CXLV details.