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  • Field armor from a Garniture

    Field armor from a Garniture

    Field armor from a Garniture
    Pompeo della Cesa
    (Milan, about 1537-1610)
    about 1590
    steel, iron, brass, silver, leather, and fabric
    47 lb 15 oz (weight)
    The John Woodman Higgins Collection
    2014.112

    Copyright Notice

    As displayed, this armor is for the field of battle, but with the substitution of various "pieces of exchange," it could be used in the joust or sporting foot combat.

    Of the exchange pieces to this harness, only one spaudler (shoulder defense) and portions of its mate, are known, preserved in the Stibbert Museum, Florence, Italy

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