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Armour (protective wear): HEN.M.17A-G-1933

Object information

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Maker(s)

Production: Unknown

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Description

Armour consisting of a close helmet, a collar, a breastplate, a near-pair of long tassets extending to the knees, a pair of pauldrons and vambraces, and a pair of gauntlets. For use by a cuirassier, composed of elements of a similar period and fashion.

Notes

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

Dating

16th/17th century
Circa 1580 CE - 1630 CE

Note

Mainly Dutch; the helmet partly Flemish and Italian; the collar partly Italian or Flemish; the lower cannon of the right vambrace partly Italian; the gauntlets possibly German.

The armour is bright with a variable light to medium patination overall. It has suffered some dents, buckles and cracks.

Components of the work

Parts

Materials used in production

Steel

Techniques used in production

Forming
Hammering

Identification numbers

Accession number: HEN.M.17A-G-1933
Primary reference Number: 17987
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 8 January 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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