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German, Augsburg    Reinforcing Buffe with Tilting Targe in the German Manner, 1560    Steel  - Art Institute of Chicago

German, Augsburg Reinforcing Buffe with Tilting Targe in the German Manner, 1560 Steel - Art Institute of Chicago

“Portions of an Armor of Maximilian I of Austria, for use in the German joust of peace (Gestech),” c. 1494. Armor made by Lorenz Helmschmid, German (active Augsburg).

Portions of an Armor of Maximilian I of Austria, for use in the German joust of peace (Gestech) Date: circa 1494 Artist: Lorenz Helmschmid Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art Note: This armor was.

The horse armor is covered with etched ornament that includes undulating foliage, mythological creatures, winged putti, and heroes from biblical and classical history, such as David and Goliath and Marcus Curtius. The exuberant sketchlike quality of the etching and the preference for overall decoration suggest an origin in Brescia, the second most important armor-producing center in northern Italy after Milan. A good horse was very valuable and worth protecting.

Horse Armor Date: about Culture: Italian, probably Brescia Medium: Etched steel, leather Classification: Armor for Horse Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1921 Accession Number:

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Arne Koets(left) and Viktor Ruchkin(right) joust at the Tournament of St. George 2015, Moscow, Russia(photo by Andrew Boykov/Ratobor Show)

Arne Koets(left) and Viktor Ruchkin(right) joust at the Tournament of St. George Moscow, Russia(photo by Andrew Boykov/Ratobor Show)

Mark Desmond of the New Riders of the Golden Age completes a pass during a jousting tournament at Sherwood Forest Faire in McDade, Feb. 28, 2015. Photo by Joshua Trudell/For the Express-News

Mark Desmond of the New Riders of the Golden Age completes a pass during a jousting tournament at Sherwood Forest Faire in McDade, Feb. Photo by Joshua Trudell/For the Express-News

Phillip Leitch(left) and Jan Gradon(right) shake hands after their match (photo from Arundel Castle) -The Jousting Life

Phillip Leitch(left) and Jan Gradon(right) shake hands after their match (photo from Arundel Castle) -The Jousting Life

David Schade of the New Riders of the Golden Age gets his helm removed after a match during a jousting tournament at Sherwood Forest Faire in McDade, Feb. 28, 2015. Photo by Joshua Trudell/For the Express-News

David Schade of the New Riders of the Golden Age gets his helm removed after a match during a jousting tournament at Sherwood Forest Faire in McDade, Feb. Photo by Joshua Trudell/For the Express-News

Paul Schneider and Barchan strike their lances tip to tip during the Ravenswood International Tournament 2014(photo by Neil Rothschild) from - The Jousting Life

Paul Schneider and Barchan strike their lances tip to tip during the Ravenswood International Tournament by Neil Rothschild) from - The Jousting Life