Italian (Milan) / Elements of a Light-Cavalry Armor / ca. 1510Italian (Milan)
Elements of a Light-Cavalry Armor
ca. 1510

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Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Italian
Creator Name-CRT: Italian (Milan)
Title: Elements of a Light-Cavalry Armor
Title Type: Object name
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Creation Start Date: 1500
Creation End Date: 1520
Creation Date: ca. 1510
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Armors
Materials and Techniques: steel, etched and gilded
Dimensions: Wt. 19 lb. 13 oz. (9kg)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 14.25.716
Credit Line: Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913

This rare example of Italian armor is decorated with fluted surfaces in the German fashion. The etched band across the top of the breastplate depicts the Virgin and Child in the center, Saint Paul on the right, and Saint George on the left. A Latin inscription below reads: "Chrisvs Res venit in pace et Devs homo factvs es" (Christ the King came in peace and God was made man). The inscription across the top of the backplate reads: "Iesvs avtem transiens permedivm ilorvm est," (But Jesus passing through their midst went his way [Luke 4:30]). The Trinity is depicted on the front of the gorget (collar)

AMICA ID: MMA_.14.25.716
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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