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Field Armor of Prince Elector Moritz of Saxony

Germanaround 1545

Armoury, Dresden State Art Collections

Armoury, Dresden State Art Collections
Dresden, Germany

According to the inventory, Prince Elector Moritz wore this piece during the siege of the outlawed city of Magdeburg during 1550-1551. Quite in keeping with its war-related use, gold-ground paintings on the armor's breast and back picture a preparation for a battle and a siege.

Details

  • Title: Field Armor of Prince Elector Moritz of Saxony
  • Creator: German
  • Date Created: around 1545
  • Collection: Rüstkammer with Türckische Cammer (Armoury with Turkish Chamber)
  • Type: armor
  • Rights: Rüstkammer, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Photographer: Hans-Peter Klut
  • External Link: https://ruestkammer.skd.museum/en/

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