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Breast and Backplates from a Maximilian Armor

Breast and Backplates from a Maximilian Armor


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Steel, brass rivets

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance 1916.1640


Distinguished by its regularly fluted surfaces, armor in this style was popularized in South Germany during the early 1500s. The style is usually called "Maximilian," as it was introduced during the reign of Emperor Maximilian I (1493–1519). The style reflects male costume of the period and the shift to the new rounded forms of the Renaissance.

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