Detail View: The AMICA Library: Bishop's Mantle (Cape)

AMICA ID: 
CMA_.1921.1256
AMICA Library Year: 
1998
Object Type: 
Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Creator Nationality: 
European
Creator Name-CRT: 
European, 15th century
Title: 
Bishop's Mantle (Cape)
Title Type: 
Primary
View: 
Full View
Creation Date: 
early 16th century
Creation Start Date: 
1500
Creation End Date: 
1533
Materials and Techniques: 
riveted steel (some brass) rings; reinforced collar
Classification Term: 
Armor
Classification Term: 
Arms
Classification Term: 
Arms
Dimensions: 
Diameter: 1cm, Overall: 0cm x 95.8cm
AMICA Contributor: 
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: 
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 
1921.1256
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance
Rights: 
Context: 
Chain mail capes known as "Bishop's Mantles" were popular with German mercenary foot soldiers in the first half of the 16th century. They were often worn as the only element of armor.
Related Image Identifier Link: 
CMA_.1921.1256.tif