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Composite armour: M.1.4A-E-1936

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 31 (Armoury)

Maker(s)

Production: Unknown

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Description

Composite armour, comprising a collar, a cuirass with skirt and long tassets, a codpiece, a pair of pauldrons and a burgonet and buffe.

Notes

History note: Mrs E.W. Stead and Mr Gilbert Stead of Dalston Hall, Cumberland.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs E.W. Stead and Mr Gilbert Stead

Measurements and weight

Height: 134 cm
Width: 74 cm

Relative size of this object

74 cm1.3 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

16th century
Circa 1500 CE - 1560 CE

Note

Specifically South German, except collar, which is attributed to Western Europe

Materials used in production

Steel

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.1.4A-E-1936
Primary reference Number: 18152
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 25 November 2020 Last processed: Friday 11 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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