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Composite armour: M.1.1A-H-1936

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Current Location: Gallery 31 (Armoury)


Production: Unknown




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.

Acquisition and important dates

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


16th Century, Early#
Circa 1510 CE - 1520 CE

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.1.1A-H-1936
Primary reference Number: 17686
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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

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