South Germany or Austria (Innsbruck), late 15th century / Gothic Breastplate (lower plate surmounted with fleur-de-lys) / late 15th centurySouth Germany or Austria (Innsbruck), late 15th century
Gothic Breastplate (lower plate surmounted with fleur-de-lys)
late 15th century

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Creator Nationality: European; Central European; Austrian
Creator Name-CRT: South Germany or Austria (Innsbruck), late 15th century
Title: Gothic Breastplate (lower plate surmounted with fleur-de-lys)
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1466
Creation End Date: 1499
Creation Date: late 15th century
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Armor
Classification Term: Arms
Materials and Techniques: steel
Dimensions: Overall: 53.2cm x 35.21cm x 16.3cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1916.1720
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance
Context: This elegantly constructed breastplate consists of two primary plates of steel fastened at center by a rivet. The lower plate is embellished with a border of embossed flutes which converge upwards and terminate in a fleur-de-lys. The pair of rivet holes in the upper right breast were to accommodate a lance rest, now lost.
Context - Place: Innsbruck
Context - Place: South Germany
AMICA ID: CMA_.1916.1720
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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