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Cuirass

Unknown / Inconnu17th century / 17e siècle

McCord Museum

McCord Museum
Montreal, Canada

At the beginning of the 17th century, in the early days of colonial settlement, Champlain's soldiers wore cuirasses as part of their body armour. It protected the torso from neck to waist.

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  • Title: Cuirass
  • Creator: Unknown / Inconnu
  • Date: 17th century / 17e siècle
  • Titre: Cuirasse
  • Description: Au début du 17e siècle, dès les premières années de la colonie, les soldats de Champlain portaient des cuirasses. Cette pièce d'armure protégeait le torse de la taille jusqu'au cou.
  • Credit line: Gift of Mr. David Ross McCord, Don de Mr. David Ross McCord
  • Type: Cuirass, Cuirasse
  • Rights: http://www.musee-mccord.qc.ca/en/orders/conditions/
  • External Link: http://www.mccord-museum.qc.ca/en/collection/artifacts/M17674
  • Medium: Iron, Fer

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