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Cuirass

A work made of steel and leather.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of steel and leather.

Date:

1530/40

Artist:

Valentin Siebenburger (German, 1510—1564)
Nuremberg

About this artwork

The high waistline, boldly faceted breast, and deeply roped edges of this cuirass reveal Siebenberger’s masterful evocation of the tastes of the time. The form is both functional and decorative and serves as a benchmark for high-quality munitions (serial production) armor made by the city of Nuremberg’s flourishing arms industry.

Status

On View, Gallery 239

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Artist

Valentin Siebenbüger (Armorer)

Title

Cuirass

Origin

Nuremberg

Date

Made 1520–1550

Medium

Steel and leather

Dimensions

H. 55.9 cm (22 in.)

Credit Line

George F. Harding Collection

Reference Number

1982.2391a-d

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