Armour of Christian I of Saxony by Anton Peffenhauser

Armour of the elector Christian I of Saxony.

Details

Art Fund grant:
£1,000 ( Total: £3,750)
Acquired in:
1959
Vendor:
Christie's

Foot jousting armour, originally a set of 12, but only 6 left. No leg harness, as intended for fighting on foot at the barriers. Surface is blued and decorated. Marks on helmet show considerable use.

Provenance

Clarence Mackay; RW Lloyd

Venue details

Royal Armouries Museum Armouries Drive, LEEDS West Yorkshire LS10 1LT 0113 220 1999 www.royalarmouries.org

Entry details

Free to all

Mon – Sun, 10am – 5pm

Closed 24 – 26 Dec

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