European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
Brigandine (body defense)Made in Europe
Probably made in Italy, Europe
Artist/maker unknown, European
Steel; tinned brass; canvas; red silk
Currently not on view
1977-167-239Bequest of Carl Otto Kretzschmar von Kienbusch, 1977
LabelA popular type of body armor as early as c. 1400, brigandines became increasingly uncommon after 1500 as firearms were becoming more effective. Probably intended for a noble patron, this example may be the latest western European brigandine known to exist.