Decoration was critical to fine armor and etching was the most commonly used technique. This poster illustrates one of the many intricately etched works of armor in the CMA's renowned Armor collection. Here, the bands along the borders are etched. On the breastplate, pauldrons (shoulder guards), and tassets (hip and upper leg guards), etched medallions depict profile busts reminiscent of ancient Roman portraits. The lance rest on the breastplate indicates that this half-suit was once part of a complete field armor for man and horse.
Size: 36" x 24"