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Field Armor in Maximilian Style

Field Armor in Maximilian Style

c. 1510–15

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This armor was made to mimic the trend of pleated clothing that was popular at the time.


Most of the elements of this armor were made together, forming a single suit. The lower legs contain some modern restorations. The helmet is believed to be the work of the esteemed Augsburg armorer, Lorenz Helmschmied, who was active at the Habsburg, Mantua, and Urbino courts between 1467 and his death in 1515.
  • William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951), San Francisco, CA
    June 9, 1961
    (Sale: Sotheby's London, lot 153)
    David Norton Yerkes (1911-2011), Washington, D.C., by inheritance to his daughter, Catharine Y. Kulski
    Catharine Y. Kulski, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
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    Sotheby's (Firm). Fine Arms and Armour; Firearms. 1961. lot 153
    Fliegel, Stephen N. Arms & Armor: The Cleveland Museum of Art. [Cleveland, Ohio]: Cleveland Museum of Art, 2007. p. 87
    Cleveland Museum of Art. The CMA Companion: A Guide to the Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland: Cleveland Museum of Art, 2014. Mentioned and reproduced: P. 282-283
  • Arms and Armor from Imperial Austria. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (February 24-June 1, 2008).
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