German (Nuremberg) / Tournament Book / Late 16th CenturyGerman (Nuremberg)
Tournament Book
Late 16th Century

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Creator Nationality: European; Northern European; German
Creator Name-CRT: German (Nuremberg)
Title: Tournament Book
Title Type: Object name
View: Page 73
Creation Start Date: 1566
Creation End Date: 1599
Creation Date: Late 16th Century
Object Type: Books
Classification Term: Manuscripts
Materials and Techniques: Pen and colored wash on paper
Dimensions: unmeasured
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 22.229
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1922

This book records a series of jousts held in Nuremberg between 1446 and 1561. The participants, whose names are written above the figures, are armed for the 'Gestech,' the joust fought with blunt lances. Such books provide an invaluable record of the colorful costumes, fanciful crests, and humorous, often satirical, emblems that embellished the jousters' shields and horse's trappings.

AMICA ID: MMA_.22.229
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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