Cuirass and Pauldrons for a Papal Swiss Guard

A work made of steel, gilding, brass, copper, leather, and velvet textile.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of steel, gilding, brass, copper, leather, and velvet textile.

Date:

1590; decoration 1623/44

Artist:

Italian, Brescia

About this artwork

On View

Arms, Armor, Medieval, and Renaissance, Gallery 239

Title

Cuirass and Pauldrons for a Papal Swiss Guard

Origin

Brescia

Date

1580–1605

Medium

Steel, gilding, brass, copper, leather, and velvet textile

Dimensions

H. 48.1 cm (17 in.) Wt. (breastplate): 4 lb. 12 oz. Backplate: 2 lb. 4 oz. Left pauldron: 2 lb. 2 oz. Right pauldron: 2 lb. 4 oz. Total: 11 lb. 6 oz.

Credit Line

George F. Harding Collection

Reference Number

1982.2243a-d

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