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  • Buronet Helmet and Reinforce for a Field Breastplate of Emperor Maximilian II · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    These pieces are for the field the battlefield or the joust Commissioned from the famous German armor maker Mattheus Frauenpreiss this garniture exhibits the restrained magnificence appropriate to Maximilian s status The reinforcing breastplate consists of two plates that overlap vertically to allow movement Fitted over the normal breastplate it provided extra protection in combat The decoration consisting of bands with animals and trophies was etched and gilded by Jörg Sorg Maximilian participated in the jousts organized on state occasions and was active in military campaigns The inclusion of his armor in Archduke Ferdinand s Hall of Heroes within his collection of arms and armor evoked his valor A nobleman in the circle of Archduke Albert Maximilian s son governor of the Southern Netherlands and himself a fine military commander would treasure Maximilian s field armor as symbolic of Habsburg family honor as well as a work of art Provenance Emperor Maximilian II 1527 1576 1549 1550 by commission Vienna Waffensammlung Vienna date and mode of acquisition unknown Cornelia née Martin Countess of Craven 1877 1961 Coomb Abbey date and mode of acquisition unknown Sale Sotheby London December 3 1964 lot 138 Walters Art Museum 1964 by purchase Credit Museum

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  • Cartridge Box · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    of this type were worn on the front of the thigh for easy access by a horseman reloading his wheel lock firearm The embossed relief of two Turks fighting was created by the repoussé technique hammering from the back Provenance Clements Henry Griffith Keasbey New York date and mode of acquisition unknown Sale American Art Association New York December 5 1924 no 21 Henry Walters Baltimore 1924 mode of acquisition

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  • Chalcidian-Type Helmet · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    of this helmet known as Chalcidian is distinguished by the curved cheekpieces which are attached here by pins terminating in snake heads For a Greek youth the acquisition of a helmet was a long awaited badge of manhood Each helmet had to be custom made and was typically lined with leather A helmet was customarily hung on the wall of the owner s house during his lifetime and especially in early times would also be buried with him The advance in Greek technology that made possible the widespread production of hammered bronze helmets also led to the mass production of shields As a result on the battlefield individual duels were superseded by the phalanx a form of combat in which warriors advanced together as an almost impenetrable wall of weaponry Exhibitions The Allure of Bronze The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1995 Highlights from the Collection The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1998 2001 Provenance Peter Gwynn of Ronald A Lee Works of Art Surrey England date and mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum 1966 by purchase Credit Museum purchase 1966 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect with Facebook

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  • Chamfron · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Description Exhibitions Provenance Credit Description Horses also needed protection from the enemy s weapons By the mid 1400s armorers had devised a near complete set of armor to protect the steed in battle Together these formed a bard The head was covered by a shaffron from chanfrein French for the part of a horse s head from the ears to the nostrils Attached side plates covered the horse s cheeks The neck was covered by a crinet the sides by flanchards and the hindquarters by a crupper The peytral covered the front of the horse s chest and sides around to the saddle The legs were left free for easy movement Exhibitions World of Wonder The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1971 1972 Provenance Baron de Cosson Sir Edward Barry bart Ockswell Manor date and mode of acquisition unknown Barry Sale Sotheby London July 5 1965 lot 32 Walters Art Museum 1965 by purchase Credit Museum purchase with funds provided by the S A P Fund 1965 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 Venetian Italian Artist Period 1500 1550 Renaissance Medium

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/34572/chamfron/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Chamfron with Arms of Kasper Baron Vols-Schenkenberg · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    armor that originally numbered about 60 pieces made for Kaspar Baron Völs Schenkenberg captain of Emperor Ferdinand s guards Dated 1560 it was surely commissioned for the baron s use in the great royal field tournament that Archduke Maximilian organized at Vienna in 1560 to honor his father Emperor Ferdinand Provenance Counts of Fels Austria Henry Walters Baltimore date and mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest

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  • Child's Suit of Armor · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Additional Views Explore Object Creative Commons License Child s Suit of Armor Description Conservation Provenance Credit Description From childhood sons of noblemen might join in ceremonial occasions for which armor was required Appearing with adult male relatives signaled dynastic continuity and acceptance of a moral code and responsibilities At a tournament organized in 1560 by Archduke Maximilian future emperor for his father Emperor Ferdinand 8 year old Rudolf Maximilian s heir and a future emperor appeared in armor competing in sword events with his father and other male relatives This armor consists of pieces dating to the late 1500s and early 1600s from different sources They were assembled in the mid 1800s with replacements added for missing parts The same decorative detailing was etched on all the pieces to harmonize them Conservation Date Description Narrative 3 17 1981 Examination examined for condition Provenance Henry Walters Baltimore date and mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Credit Acquired by Henry Walters 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 German Artist French Artist Period 1580 1620 with later additions Medium

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/3417/childs-suit-of-armor/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Close Helmet of the "Maximilian" Style · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    late medieval armor The fluting deflected projectiles and made the plate stronger without adding weight At 5 lb 11 7 oz this piece is not heavy for a close helmet The style is associated with Emperor Maximilian I reigned 1493 1519 Archduke Albert s famous ancestor who was keenly interested in improving armor technology Provenance Sale American Art Association New York November 19 1921 no 307 Henry Walters Baltimore 1921

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  • Combination Sword and Wheel-lock Pistol · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    was made for Elector Christian I of Saxony by Bernhard Albrecht about 1590 Emperor Rudolf II also acquired one about the same time Exhibitions World of Wonder The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1971 1972 Provenance Richard Zschille Grossenhain Saxony Sale London January 25 1897 no 114 Samuel H Austin Philadelphia date and mode of acquisition unknown Sale New York February 24 1917 no 603 Harding date and mode of acquisition

    Original URL path: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/9994/combination-sword-and-wheel-lock-pistol/ (2016-02-18)
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