Partial armour

Medium-carbon steel, air-cooled, gold, copper alloy, leather, velvet, gold braid and silk, etched and gilt | c. 1587

Pompeo della Cesa

Although it was made for a powerful German nobleman, the large garniture to which these pieces belong is in fact not German at all, but Italian. It was made for Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau, Prince Bishop of Salzburg (1559-1617). The identity of the ma...
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