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German composite half armour

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An image of Armour. Composite half armour consisting of a burgonet, cuirass, skirt and tassets and a pair of pauldrons. Mainly made in South Germany. Steel, hammered, formed, riveted, c. 1540-1600.

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Armour. Composite half armour consisting of a burgonet, cuirass, skirt and tassets and a pair of pauldrons. Mainly made in South Germany. Steel, hammered, formed, riveted, c. 1540-1600.

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  • Accession Number: HEN.M.4A-D-1933
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Photographer name: Image Library; Fitzwilliam Museum
  • Image height: 1025 pixels
  • Image width: 636 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 446.35kB

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16th Century armour breastplate burgonet cuirass Fitz_AA formed German half-armour hammered helmet metalwork military pauldrons Renaissance rivet riveted steel suit of armour tassets

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