German breastplate of cuirass body armor Haute Epoque1 of 7 images

German breastplate of cuirass body armor Haute Epoque

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About

Military body armor, Classical cuirass of armour with German origin, salient breastplate with wavy decoration and small central heart, Haute Epoque period. Same decoration on the braconniere. Rests of leather strips maintained by bronze rivets. A cuirass is a piece of armour, formed of a single or multiple pieces of metal or other rigid material, which covers the front of the torso. In a suit of armour this important piece was generally connected to a back piece and cuirass could refer to the complete torso-protecting armour. German production, 17th century.

Characteristics

  • Time:17th century
  • Origin:Germany
  • Material or technique:Steel
  • Sizes:35 x 43 x 34 cm (Width x Height x Depth)
  • Reference:48

Conservation status

Really good condition, some leather fixations are preserved

Bibliography

French book, "Armes Occidentales by AP Zeller".

Museography

Army Museum, Paris - France.

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