Chainmail & Armor
RENAISSANCE ARMOUR 16TH Piccinino,Lucio,armourer Helmet with harpy (Greek harbinger of pain and famine), from the armour of Alessandro Farnese (1545-1592), famous general of King Philip II of Spain and governor of the Netherlands. 1578. See 17-01-02/1-28. Milan workshop, bluesteel, gold and silver, Inv. A 1132 Kunsthistorisches Museum, Ruestkammer, Vienna, Austria
Burgonet (Italian, Milan, ca. 1510–1579), dated 1543. This masterpiece of Renaissance metalwork is signed on the browplate by Filippo Negroli, whose embossed armor was praised by 16th century writers as "miraculous" and deserving "immortal merit." Formed of one plate of steel and patinated to look like bronze, the bowl is raised in high relief with motifs inspired by classical art. Met Museum.