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Elements of a Half Armor for Foot Tournament at the Barriers

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

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  • A work made of steel, brass, and leather.

Date:

c. 1590

Artist:

South German; Augsburg

About this artwork

The girth of this half armor was tailored to fit a large adult for use in a foot tournament. In this engagement participants hit each other with blunted swords or pikes. Strikes below the waist were prohibited, and a barrier protected the lower body. A now lost helmet and pair of gauntlets would have completed this armor.

Status

On View, Gallery 239

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Title

Elements of a Half Armor for Foot Tournament at the Barriers

Place

Augsburg (Object made in)

Date

1580–1600

Medium

Steel, brass, and leather

Dimensions

H.: 142.2 cm (56 in.)

Credit Line

George F. Harding Collection

Reference Number

1982.2424a-g

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