Italian school. Defensive weapons. Wrought iron, decorated with engravings. Museum of Artillery, Paris. This armor, offered to King Louis XIV, after the conquest of Flanders and has long belonged to the Sovereigns museum at the Louvre.
Cette armure, offerte au roi Louis XIV, aprés la conquête des Flandres, a longtempes appartenu au musée des Souverains, au Louvre. Elle se compose d’un pot en tête, easque de siège garni d’une visière, d’une couvre-nuque et de deux orcillères (10301); d’une cuirasse (10296); d’une braconnière, des tassettes et d’une garde-rein (10297); des brassars avec epaulière, cubitière et gantelet (10298); des cuissards et des grèves, des genouilleres et des solerets (10305 et 10307).
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