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Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Italian
Creator Dates/Places: Italy (?)
Creator Active Place: Italy (?)
Creator Name-CRT: Italy (?), c. 1500 - 1525
Title: Brigandine (front panel)
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1500
Creation End Date: 1525
Creation Date: c. 1500-1525
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Armor
Classification Term: Arms
Materials and Techniques: linen, yellow velvet; steel plates and brass rivets
Dimensions: Overall: 56.5cm x 47.6cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1921.1250
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance
Context: The brigandine was a light, vestlike body defense that was popular with both knights and infantry from the 1400s through about 1550. It is constructed of multiple small plates attached to a cloth covering. Finer examples, like this one, are faced in velvet or even fabric made of gold thread. The brigandine gave some protection from the elements, was relatively light, and extremely flexible.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1921.1250
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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