Germany, Augsburg or Hungary, c. 1580 / Breastplate from Hussar's Cuirass / c. 1580Germany, Augsburg or Hungary, c. 1580
Breastplate from Hussar's Cuirass
c. 1580

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Creator Nationality: European; Northern European; German
Creator Dates/Places: Germany
Creator Active Place: Germany
Creator Name-CRT: Germany, Augsburg or Hungary, c. 1580
Title: Breastplate from Hussar's Cuirass
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1570
Creation End Date: 1590
Creation Date: c. 1580
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Armor
Classification Term: Arms
Materials and Techniques: steel, russet
Dimensions: Overall: 42.25cm x 35cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1916.1521
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance
Context: This style of breastplate, with its numerous articulating lames, was probably used by Hungarian Hussars, a type of light cavalryman . The rows of vertical holes once provided gilt-brass settings for glass-paste "jewels". The effect suggested the semi-oriental costume and armor of the Near East favored by Polish and Hungarian armies of the Renaissance.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1916.1521
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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