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Left Greave and Sabaton

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

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  • A work made of steel and gilding.




Attributed to Wolfgang Grosschedel
(German, 1517-1562) Landshut

About this artwork

A fine example of the armor’s art, this sabaton (foot defense) follows period style in its broad, square toe. This piece is thought to have belonged to an armor made for the German duke William of Jülich-Cleves-Berg that now survives only in fragments scattered across several collections.


On View, Gallery 239


Applied Arts of Europe


Wolfgang Grosschedel


Left Greave and Sabaton


Landshut (Object made in)

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Made 1540–1550


Steel and gilding


H: 81.3 cm (32 in.) Wt: 2.5 lb.

Credit Line

George F. Harding Collection

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