Milan Stehlík

Milan Stehlík

Praha, Czech Republic / I am an amateur historian and reenactor focusing on Bohemia in 2. half of 15th century. I am part of the Praga Jagellonica 1471 project.
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1470-80

During the fifteenth century, the city of Basel, which became part of the Swiss Confederation in was a thriving center for armor making. Despite this fact, almost no armor from Basel can be identified today

1455-1460. Virgin and Child with saints, Jaime Huguet, Altarpiece of the Brotherhood of resellers,  © Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona (detail)

Paletoque in black wool flannel. Virgin and Child with saints, Jaime Huguet, Altarpiece of the Brotherhood of resellers, © Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona (detail)

1475

The distinctive shape of this sallet identifies it as French or Flemish, examples of which are much rarer than the well-known types of sallets from Germany.

1480

The maker's mark on this helmet, a horseshoe and a crescent, is attributed to Adrian Treytz the Elder, whose family included at least five armorers who worked for the Habsburg court in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries