European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
Cuirass (torso defense) with Zischägge (helmet)
Probably made in Augsburg, Germany, Europe
Attributed to Anton Peffenhauser, German (active Augsburg), master 1545, 1525 - 1603
Etched, formerly blued (now russet ), and partially gilded steel, cast and gilded cpooer alloy mounts; semiprecious stones and colored glass, leather, silk
1977-167-31Bequest of Carl Otto Kretzschmar von Kienbusch, 1977
LabelThis unique ensemble, made in the Hungarian fashion, was intended for a Christian nobleman in Eastern Europe or for presentation to a high-ranking Ottoman official in the context of diplomatic negotiations.
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