The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Pauldron
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany, possibly Nuremberg
  • c. 1535
  • Steel, gold and leather, blackened and gilded
  • Weight: 2.73 kg
  • A246
  • European Armoury III
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  • Left pauldron, comprising two narrow lames near the neck, one very large plate extending from front to back and covering a wide area of the shoulder blade behind, and three smaller lames covering the upper part of the arm, working on a leather in front and sliding rivets at the back.
    A tall haute-piece to protect the neck and face is formed out of the main plate and is boxed with a central ridge.
    It is decorated with broad, sunken bands and borders, flatly gilt. The outer edges are turned under and roped. The sunk bands are not etched, and the gilding may be a fairly recent addition, as in the blackening of the parts between.
    Theris a buckle and two holes for attachment to the gorget.