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Amy Helms
Amy Helms • 1 year ago

Armor for Heavy Cavalry, French, circa 1600 One of the best preserved French armors dating from the reign of Henry IV (1589–1610), this example demonstrates the French preference for completely gilt armors

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Armor for heavy cavalry, ca. 1600, one of the best-preserved French armors dating from the reign of Henry IV (1589–1610), this example demonstrates the French preference for completely gilt armors, it retains its original yellow silk helmet lining and red leather straps sewn with metallic thread. In spite of its rich decoration, this armor was intended for use in battle. 77 lb. 2 oz. (34.98 kg), Height, 57 in. (144.78 cm), Met Museum.