Helmet, Breastplate, and Backplate

Armorer: Signed on the backplate by D. G. V. Lochorst (Flemish, possibly Antwerp, active ca. 1575)

Date: ca. 1575

Geography: Antwerp, Antwerpen

Culture: Flemish, possibly Antwerp

Medium: Steel, textile (velvet, wool)

Dimensions: H. as mounted 30 1/4 in. (36.8 cm); Wt. 12 lb. 3 oz. (5529 g); helmet (a): H. 15 1/2 in. (39.37 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 12 oz. (1695 g); breastplate (b): H. 18 1/2 in. (47.0 cm); W. 12 in. (30.5 cm); Wt. 4 lb. 9 oz. (2073 g); backplate (c): H. 15 in. (38.1 cm); W. 12 in. (30.5 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 14 oz. (1765 g)

Classification: Armor for Man

Credit Line: Gift of Christian A. Zabriskie, 1938

Accession Number: 38.137a–c

Description

Though clearly inspired by French examples, this armor is embossed with ornament of distinctly Flemish character. This is the only recorded work by Lochorst, possibly a goldsmith rather than an armorer, whose signature is found on the backplate.

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