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Breastplate

A work made of steel.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of steel.

Date:

1500/20

Artist:

Spanish or northern Italian

About this artwork

The Italian style of plate armor with smooth surfaces dominated the tastes of most Western European courts, particular in Flanders, France, and Spain. By about 1500, breastplates were commonly produced from a single plate rather than two overlapping ones. Here the arm-and-neck opening is raised with a heavy boxed edge to divert the point of weapons. The central ridge is another feature that emerged at this time to help glance away blows.

Status

On View, Gallery 239

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Title

Breastplate

Origin

Spain

Date

Made 1470–1530

Medium

Steel

Credit Line

George F. Harding Collection

Reference Number

1982.2416a

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