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Subjectnoble knight-nobleman
Culture: Valois French nobility 
Setting: Wars of Religion, France mid-late 16thc
Objectarmure armor









* Metropolitan Museum of Art > Stone Gallery of Arms and Armor
"Armor 
Steel, 
embossed, 
with traces of gilding
French, 
about 1575-80
The decoration, originally gilt overall, consists of battle scenes of soldiers wearing classical armor.  Now incomplete, the armor once possessed a gorget (collar) and arm defenses."  ...






​* Metropolitan Museum of Art > Stone Gallery of Arms and Armor
"Close Helmet
Steel,
etched and partly gilt
French,
about 1575" ...





* Metropolitan Museum of Art > Stone Gallery of Arms and Armor
"Close Helmet
Steel,
etched and gilt
French,
about 1555-60
The decoration includes a Latin motto and the monogram comprising two conjoined Greek letters, chi and phi, that belonged to Claude Gouffier (1501-1570), a distinguished French soldier, courtier, and patron of the arts. The knee defense from another of Gouffier's armors is displayed in this vitrine." ...




* Metropolitan Museum of Art > Stone Gallery of Arms and Armor
"Collar Plate for a Helmet of Henry III of France
Steel  French (probably Paris), ca. 1570
This collar plate belongs to a helmet (now in the Musée de l'Armée, Paris) that was made for the future Henry III of France (r. 1574-89).  The grotesque decoration in low relief is similar to that on the armor of Henry II of France in the vitrine in the center of the gallery." ...


* Metropolitan Museum of Art > Stone Gallery of Arms and Armor
"Pair of Gauntlets
Steel, 
partly blued and gilt
French,
about 1585
The battle scenes depict soldiers wearing armor of contemporary fashion and include banners with the arms of France." ...




* Metropolitan Museum of Art > Stone Gallery of Arms and Armor
"Knee Defense
Steel,
embossed and gilt
French,
about 1555-60
This appears to be the only surviving portion of a richly decorated armor made for Claude Gouffier (1501-1570), Master of the Horse during the reigns of Henry II and Charles IX of France. Engraved below the knee is Gouffier's monogram, which is also found on his helmet ...." ...





​* Metropolitan Museum of Art > Stone Gallery of Arms and Armor
"Shield Depicting the Siege of Troy
Embossed steel
French,
about 1580-90
The scenes include the abduction of Helen (lower left), the struggle of Achilles and Hector before Priam and his court (lower right), battles at sea and on land between the Greeks and the Trojans (middle), and the entrance of the wooden horse through the gates of Troy (top)." ...