Object Title

Right tasset

Right tasset

Date

1530-1550

Object Number

III.713

Provenance

Old Tower Collection.

Physical Description

From an armour of exceptional quality. Of four lames. Decorated with three vertical bands each consists of three recessed strips etched with trophies, masks, arabesques and foliage.

Dimensions

Weight: kg ( 1 lb 2 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

none

Associations

Notes

The style of the decoration is very similar the that of the armour of Philip of Spain (1527-1598), no.II.12 in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. See also III.738, III.810, Also back and breast with tassets. coll R. Wigington, Stratford, Neg. 6761, 6762; Titian, Giovanni Battista di Castaldo, c. 1548, Sotheby, 8.12.1971; Kassel, L÷wenburg GKI.11345; Pauldron Keinbusch 191.