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  • Archer's Sallet · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    weren t normally involved in close combat They are distinguished from the even simpler earlier basinet by their flared tail in back which would deflect blows aimed at the back of the neck The holes around the edges were for the attachment of a lining Provenance Sale American Art Association New York November 14 1921 no 93 Henry Walters Baltimore 1921 mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum 1931 by

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  • Archer's Shield · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    walls to protect longbow archers as well as crossbowmen during sieges and pitched battles Many were large enough to cover two men The lower portion rested on the ground while the top was supported by a prop or the end of the crossbow This type of shield was sometimes called a pavise because it originated in Pavia in northern Italy The pavise bears traces of a black cross on the front the arms of the Teutonic Knights Indeed it is said to come from Marienberg Castle in northern Poland seat of this famous religious order until 1466 Exhibitions The Book of Kings Art War and the Morgan Library s Medieval Picture Bible The Walters Art Museum Baltimore Academy Art Museum Easton Princeton University Art Museum Princeton The Mitchell Gallery Annapolis Williams College Museum of Art Williamstown 2002 Provenance Leopold Blumka Gallery New York Walters Art Museum December 1969 by purchase Credit Museum purchase with funds provided by the S A P Fund 1969 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect with Facebook to start your own collections Creators Austrian Artist Bohemian Artist Period mid 15th century Late Medieval Medium

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  • Armor and Lance for Fighting on Horseback · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    made the infantry his equal However mounted armored nobles continued to find an outlet for their war like energies in jousting tournaments This suit of armor is made of parts that are characteristic of the mid 16th century in Germany but are not by the same maker Typical are the black painted trim and the rope like edging seen for example around the couters elbow protectors and along the top of the breastplate Note the lance rest below the right shoulder The close helmet provides full face protection and has a movable visor which could be lifted to demonstrate good will or when there was no danger Many of the names for parts of the armor come from French words for the body parts that they protect as cuisse thigh gorget throat or gauntlet hand The lance Walters 51 1336 is on view in the museum with a different suit of armor Walters 51 581 Provenance Sale American Art Association New York November 19 1921 no 314 Henry Walters Baltimore 1921 by purchase Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Credit Acquired by Henry Walters 1921 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add

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  • Armor for Fighting on Horseback · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    dominant force on the medieval battlefield from the 9th to the mid 14th century by which time improved weapons and training made the infantry soldiers on foot his equal However mounted armored nobles continued to find an outlet for their energy in jousting tournaments This armor is characteristic of that worn in mid 16th century Germany but not all the parts are by the same maker The black painted trim and the rope like edging seen for example around the couters elbow protectors and along the top of the breastplate are typical The lance rest below the right shoulder The closed helmet provides full face protection and has a movable visor that could be lifted as a demonstration of good will or when there was no danger Many of the names for parts of the armor come from French words for the body parts that they protect such as cuisse thigh gorget throat or gauntlet hand A full suit of armor might weigh 45 to 50 pounds The closed helmet currently displayed with this suit of armor is Walters 51 578 1 Provenance Henry Walters Baltimore 1921 mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Credit Acquired by

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  • Armor for the Duke of Medina Sidonia · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    also commander of the Spanish fleet the Armada under King Philip II father of the Archduchess Isabella Spanish governor of the Southern Netherlands The background is darkened to contrast with the raised partially gilded decoration This armor was for use on horseback on the battlefield or for tournament jousting on the right side of the breastplate are holes for bolting a lance rest This suit was originally complemented by other pieces so that different combinations could be used for combat and sport In the late 1500s Milan ruled by Spain with the duke of Medina Sidonia as its captain general was one of the great European centers of armor making Conservation Date Description Narrative 12 31 1969 Examination examined for condition 12 31 1969 Treatment cleaned coated other 12 07 1964 Examination technical study 1 04 1965 Treatment x ray fluorescence other 10 26 1965 Treatment cleaned 5 03 1966 Treatment cleaned 12 09 2003 Examination examined for condition 11 11 2004 Technical Report x ray fluorescence Provenance Dukes of Mendoza and Medina Sidonia Don Joaquin Álvarez de Toledo 20th Duke of Medina Sidonia 1894 1955 date and mode of acquisition unknown Duke of Medina Sidonia Sale 1924 Marquis de

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  • Basket-Hilt Rapier · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    a hexagonal section and is deeply grooved at the hilt The blade is marked Marson presumably the maker The same mark was found on a rapier carried by Gustav II Adolph king of Sweden during the Thirty Years War 1618 48 Exhibitions World of Wonder The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1971 1972 Provenance Duca d Aosta Henry Griffith Keasbey New York date and mode of acquisition unknown Sale American Art

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  • Beja Shield · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    The Beja are nomadic people of eastern Sudan who were first documented by the ancient Egyptians This is a late example of a traditional Beja round shield typically made of rhinoceros or hippopotamus hide Provenance Johns Hopkins University date and mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum November 1975 by purchase Credit Museum purchase 1975 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add

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  • Body Armor · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Credit Description This is a reconstructed portion of a full suit of armor that a Turkish soldier would have worn into battle The chain mail that links the circular breast and backplates to the steel plates at the sides and shoulders would have continued down over the warrior s forearms and connected with plate coverings that provided further protection from elbow to wrist The leather straps are modern replacements for sections of mail The soldier also might have been equipped with plate leg guards or with a long skirt or trousers made of mail and reinforced with additional steel plates The decoration of the plates features floral motifs Arabic inscriptions on the back and interlaced patterns decorative elements used throughout the history of Islamic art Exhibitions Again Arms and Armor Baltimore Museum of Art Baltimore 1940 Provenance Arsenal of Constantinople Dikran Kelekian New York and Paris date and mode of acquisition unknown Henry Walters Baltimore 1911 by purchase Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Credit Acquired by Henry Walters 1911 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect with Facebook to start your own collections Creator Turkish Artist Period 16th

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