Armor

Object Number: 
1960.11c
Date: 
ca. 1650-1700
Medium: 
Iron, leather
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 x 20 in. ( 76.2 x 50.8 cm )
Description: 
Iron and leather armor; breastplate with leather strap fastened to hook on each shoulder, waist belt fastened to loops on back, and skirt of tasses hinged to bottom.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this armor was probably manufactured by the London Armorers Company, and was of the type worn by English pikemen and soldiers during the mid-seventeenth century. The armor was bought by the donor at Christie's in London on December 8, 1959.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Carl Otto von Kienbusch
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group