The Wallace Collection

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  • Sabaton
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Augsburg, Germany
  • c. 1558 - c. 1560
  • Steel, copper alloy and gold, etched, gilded, and blackened
  • Weight: 0.28 kg
  • A305
  • European Armoury II
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  • Left sabaton, a pair with A306, designed to be worn as an integral element with the greave. Composed of nine plates, comprising four upper lames on the instep, a larger middle plate, four forward lames and a blunt toe-cap; they are very pliable, working on brass-headed, sliding rivets. Decorated with a central band of arabesque strapwork, black on an etched and gilt ground, with a light, running pattern in black along the borders; a narrow band of interlaced threads gilt, runs along each side at the bottom.

    These sabatons belong to portions of an armour at Vienna, made for the Emperor Maximilian II (inv. nos. A816-7).