The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Gorget
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany
  • c. 1610
  • Steel
  • Weight: 1.21 kg
  • A233
  • European Armoury III
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Further Reading
  • Gorget, of plain steel, consisting of a circular collar with flanged rim to fit a close-helmet, and two main plates, front and back respectively, each articulated to the collar by a narrow third lame. The lower edge of the main plates is turned over and bordered with numerous steel-headed rivets for the lining, similar rivets being used to secure the leathers. The upper edges of the main plates and of the intermediate lame have ogival indentations cusped and bevelled.