Germany, Nuremberg (?), c. 1510 / Chanfron in Maximilian Style / c. 1510Germany, Nuremberg (?), c. 1510
Chanfron in Maximilian Style
c. 1510

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Creator Nationality: European; Northern European; German
Creator Dates/Places: Germany
Creator Active Place: Germany
Creator Name-CRT: Germany, Nuremberg (?), c. 1510
Title: Chanfron in Maximilian Style
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1500
Creation End Date: 1520
Creation Date: c. 1510
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Armor
Classification Term: Arms
Materials and Techniques: steel
Dimensions: Overall: 59.2cm x 33.2cm x 10.1cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1916.1845
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance
Context: The chanfron was the primary element that protected and decorated a horse's forehead and face. It consisted of a plate of steel contoured to the horse's head from its ears to its nostrils. Normally, two holes were cut at each side of the forehead for the ears, and earpieces were sometimes riveted around their edges. This example, however, was forged in one piece. It belongs to the transitional period between the Gothic and the fluted armors introduced by Emperor Maximilian. The hinge at the top is for the attachment of the crest plate.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1916.1845
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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