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Part of Arms and Armor
Samuel Colt (American, Hartford, Connecticut 1814–1862)
Date: ca. 1853Accession Number: 1995.336
Made under the direction of Jacob Halder (British, master armorer at the royal workshops at Greenwich, documented in England 1558–1608)
Date: 1586Accession Number: 32.130.6a–y
Design of the decoration attributed to Hans Holbein the Younger (German, Augsburg 1497/98–1543 London)
Date: dated 1527Accession Number: 19.131.1a–r, t–w, .2a–c; 27.183.16
Armor attributed to Richard Holden (British, London, recorded 1658–1708)
Date: ca. 1683Accession Number: 15.113.1–.5; 29.158.885
Kunz Lochner (German, Nuremberg, 1510–1567)
Date: dated 1549Accession Number: 33.164a–x
Date: ca. 1510Accession Number: 04.3.274
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The Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Arms and Armor Court offers the most extensive selection in the United States of rare and finely made sixteenth- and seventeenth-century European armor for men and horses, created for kings and noblemen to use on the battlefield and in tournaments.
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