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Composite armour: M.1.1A-H-1936

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Whole composite armour, for field or cavalry use, decorated with fluting in the Maximilian fashion. Consisting of an armet, a collar, a breast plate with skirt and tassets, a backplate with skirt, a pair of spaudlers and vambraces, a pair of gauntlets, a pair of cuisses and polyens, and a pair of greaves and sabatons.


History note: Stated in the manuscript catalogues of the Stead Collection to have come from a Dresden collection.

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Method of acquisition: Given (1936-01-15) by Stead, E. W. and Gilbert


Early 16th Century
Circa 1510 CE - 1520 CE

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Accession number: M.1.1A-H-1936
Primary reference Number: 17686
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 25 November 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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