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Composite half armour: HEN.M.10A-G-1933

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 31 (Armoury)






Composite half armour consisting of a close helmet, an 'Almain' collar, a breastplate with skirt, a backplate with skirt, two tassets for the right thigh, and a pair of pauldrons and vambraces.


History note: Mr James Stewart Henderson of 'Abbotsford', Downs Road, St Helen's Park, Hastings, Sussex

Legal notes

J.S. Henderson Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1933-03-16) by Henderson, James Stewart


Circa 1550 CE - 1620 CE


Mainly armour from North Italy, with other pieces from Germany and Flanders

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Identification numbers

Accession number: HEN.M.10A-G-1933
Primary reference Number: 17782
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 30 November 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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

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