The armor shown in this poster was designed to be worn in a foot tournament, an event favored among Renaissance aristocracies throughout Europe Foot tournaments were commonly fought over a barrier that separated the combatants and gave protection to their legs. Thus half-armor was sufficient protection and would have been worn with colorful puffed britches. The red velvet pickadils between the steel plates, along with the ostrich feather plume of the helmet, and the wonderful etched designs in the armor, would have presented the wearer with great style and splendor for the games. This poster of a wonderful image of early renaissance craftsmanship makes a great gift for those enchanted by medieval history.
Size: 36" x 24"