South Germany or Austria, 15th Century / Gothic Breastplate / c. 1485South Germany or Austria, 15th Century
Gothic Breastplate
c. 1485

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Creator Nationality: European; Central European; Austrian
Creator Name-CRT: South Germany or Austria, 15th Century
Title: Gothic Breastplate
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: 1480
Creation End Date: 1490
Creation Date: c. 1485
Creation Place: Austria
Creation Place: Southern Germany
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Arms and Armor
Materials and Techniques: steel
Dimensions: Overall: 50.5cm x 35.8cm x 15.8cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1916.29
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance
Provenance: Lucas; Frank Gair Macomber, Boston; cat.# 449.
Context: Individual armor elements, like this breastplate, were shaped in ways that would make their surfaces as deflecting as possible. The contours of this breastplate, along with the pronounced vertical ridge down its center, were for precisely this purpose.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1916.29
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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