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Maximilian Armor
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Maximilian Armor


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Description Towards the end of the reign of Maximilian I as Holy Roman Emperor (1493-1519), a new style of armor emerged in Germany. Sometimes called "Maximilian armor," it was in fashion from about 1510 until 1530. Its distinctive fluting gave it strength without increasing its already substantial weight (a complete suit of armor weighed 40 to 50 pounds). The hook attached to the right breat is to support a lance. Though the elements of this suit are stylistically consistent, they were assembled from more than one source.
Provenance Hefner-Altneck, Munich, 1904 [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [no. 47, pl. 14]; Keasbey [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1925 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1925

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Period
ca. 1510-1520 (Renaissance)
Medium
steel
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.584
Measurements
Armor H: 65 3/8 x W: 29 1/2 x D: 20 3/4 in. (166 x 75 x 52.7 cm)
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