CAMPAIGN ARMOR SHOULDER ARMOR
Milan, Italy circa 1570-1580
Steel and brass
Dim. as on the picture: H. :50 ; L.: 37 cm
This part of the armor protecting the left arm and shoulder is made of wrought iron, fully articulated and decorated with an engraved etching on a grained background.
The shoulder pad, also called spalier, is decorated with two important cartouches both animated with tritons and putti heads. The interior features a female figure in full-length, three-quarter view, walking towards the right. It could be Diana (Artemis in Greek mythology). Indeed, these two women represented in different ways are however accompanied by a quiver and torch, or a torch, have their hair up, the long dress open on one thigh and are represented in a precipitous movement that are attributes or characteristics of the goddess.
These cartouches are completed by two round medallions showing two portraits in the antique style. One is female, the other male.
These medallions, as well as the bands of trophies of arms and mermaid, are characteristic in the Milanese productions of the period.
The arm is fully articulated and riveted to steel or brass, the beaded edges are incised with obliques.
This spalière is to be compared with the breastplate of cuirass kept in the Palace of the Grand Masters of Malta.
Very good condition, on a base.
Delevery information :
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