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Breastplate Collection

Background imageBreastplate Collection: Scythian armour and weapons

Scythian armour and weapons
Scythian breastplate, shield, helmet and maces from the Column of Theodosius in Constantinople (Istanbul). Copperplate engraving by Pietro Ruga after an illustration by Lorenzo Rocceggiani from his

Background imageBreastplate Collection: Ancient Germanic gods: Irmensula, Crodo and Prono

Ancient Germanic gods: Irmensula, Crodo and Prono
Ancient Germanic deities: Irmensula, god of the Saxons and Westphalians depicted in medieval armour 1, Crodo or Cronus (Saturn) with spear and shield 2, and Prono or Brennus

Background imageBreastplate Collection: German fashions of the 15th century, including mi-parti

German fashions of the 15th century, including mi-parti
German costumes of the 15th century. Man and woman in mi-parti clothes, and others in characteristic fashion of the era. From the Duke of Saxonys lineage book in Dresden State Archive

Background imageBreastplate Collection: Crakows and Trippen shoes from the mid-15th century

Crakows and Trippen shoes from the mid-15th century. Chromolithograph from Hefner-Altenecks Costumes, Artworks and Appliances from the Middle Ages to the 17th Century, Frankfurt, 1889

Background imageBreastplate Collection: Infantry armour and weapons, 17th century

Infantry armour and weapons, 17th century. Breastplate, musket, arquebus, sabre, sword, halberd, helmet and lance. Copperplate engraving by N.C

Background imageBreastplate Collection: Saxon and Anglo-Saxon kings in battle armour, 8th century

Saxon and Anglo-Saxon kings in battle armour, 8th century
Saxon king in chainmail tunic with double-edged sword and shield, and Anglo-Saxon king of the Heptarchy, 8th century, in leather breastplate standing over a defeated enemy with a cup made from a

Background imageBreastplate Collection: David Frances Barry photo - Sioux Scout

David Frances Barry photo - Sioux Scout
Sioux Scout wearing full traditional native American clothing, including a feather in his hair and a hairpipe buffalo bone breastplate, He is holding a long calumet ( peace pipe )

Background imageBreastplate Collection: Anime armour. Hungarian type. Italian, ca. 1580. Back

Anime armour. Hungarian type. Italian, ca. 1580. Back
Anime, articulated armour. Hungarian type. Italian, ca.1580. Back. Armoury. Grandmaster Palace. Valletta. Malta. Date: 2019

Background imageBreastplate Collection: Scenes from Mozambique, 1820s

Scenes from Mozambique, 1820s
Vasco da Gama meeting Muslim natives in Mozambique 64, Francisco Barreto tricked over sliver mines by natives at Chicoa, Mozambique 65, and Portuguese cheating natives with trinkets for gold dust 65

Background imageBreastplate Collection: A curious gate called St. John Gate, the oldest house

A curious gate called St. John Gate, the oldest house
A curious gate in variegated brickwork called St. John Gate, the oldest house in Stepney. Copperplate engraving by John Thomas Smith after original drawings by members of the Society of Antiquaries

Background imageBreastplate Collection: Branch of pink plum blossom

Branch of pink plum blossom. Color woodblock mokuhanga from Kaishien Gaden, Japanese edition of Wang Gais Jieziyuan Huazhaun or Manual of the Mustard Seed Garden, Second Collection, Ichimura Bunko

Background imageBreastplate Collection: Rear view of three-piece breastplate armour, 15th century

Rear view of three-piece breastplate armour, 15th century
Rear view of three-piece breastplate armour or Harnische-Schmiede Plattner, late 15ht century, with engraved and jointed arm armour. From an original suit of armour in Vienna Arsenal

Background imageBreastplate Collection: German suit of armour from the late 15th century

German suit of armour from the late 15th century. Salade or sallet helmet, three-piece breastplate or Harnische-Schmiede Plattner, engraved and jointed arm and leg armour, long crakow sabatons

Background imageBreastplate Collection: Dutch peasant woman, late 15th century

Dutch peasant woman, late 15th century
Dutch peasant woman in veil, dress, apron and basket, late 15th century, on the road to visit St. Elisabeth. From a figure in a door in Aachen Cathedral

Background imageBreastplate Collection: French breastplate armour and spur worn of the 15th century

French breastplate armour and spur worn of the 15th century
French breastplate armour and spur worn by Duke Albrecht III of Bavaria of the 15th century. Panzerjacke, sporn. Chromolithograph from Hefner-Altenecks Costumes

Background imageBreastplate Collection: Peter Kreglinger in quilted armour, 14th century

Peter Kreglinger in quilted armour, 14th century
Peter Kreglinger died 1365. He wears a quilted armour doublet, over chainmail and plate armour. With shield, great helm and lance. From his grave effigy in the Franciscan church at Rothenburg

Background imageBreastplate Collection: Spanish costumes from the 14th century

Spanish costumes from the 14th century. Men hunting lions with spear and sword, ladies with a knight. From ceiling fresco paintings in the Alhambra Palace, Granada

Background imageBreastplate Collection: Battle of Marignano in the Italian Wars, 1515

Battle of Marignano in the Italian Wars, 1515
Battle of Marignano (now Melegnano) in the Italian Wars, 1515. King Francis I leads his lancers against the pikemen and artillery of the Old Swiss Confederacy

Background imageBreastplate Collection: Boys learning to fence with a fencing master in breastplate

Boys learning to fence with a fencing master in breastplate holding an epee. From the fencing lesson by Jean-Henri Marlet in le Bon Genie, 1829

Background imageBreastplate Collection: Medieval jousting armour

Medieval jousting armour
Complete suit of armour with helm and lance 296, helm 297, breatplate 298, shoulder armour 299, armoured glove 300 and pole and ring for the ring joust 301

Background imageBreastplate Collection: Roman chariot and charioteers tunic

Roman chariot and charioteers tunic
Roman two-horse chariot (Biga) used in Giuochi Circus, and tunic and breastplate of corded leather worn by an Auriga (charioteer) from the Vatican Museum

Background imageBreastplate Collection: Parthian and Dacian weapons and armour

Parthian and Dacian weapons and armour
Parthian helmet, ensign and weapons from the Column of Marcus Aurelius 1, Dacian breastplate armour 2, Dacian quiver 3 and Dacian shield 4 (all from Trajans Column)

Background imageBreastplate Collection: Greek breastplate and weapons

Greek breastplate and weapons
Greek armour breastplate from a vase found in Nola, Naples. The gold bauble at front suggests it was for a young Roman noble. Greek shield, helmet, lance, bow and quiver from an antique basrelief

Background imageBreastplate Collection: Italian soldiers and helmet, late 16th century

Italian soldiers and helmet, late 16th century
Italian soldier in day wear with sword and dagger A, Italian soldier in battle dress with matchlock musket, wheellock pistol, sword, helm and breastplate B, and Italian helmet C

Background imageBreastplate Collection: Roman cuirass, lituus and ancient sword

Roman cuirass, lituus and ancient sword
Breastplate and back-piece of ancient Roman cuirass 1, 2, Roman lituus or military trumpet 3 and ancient brass sword 4. Copperplate engraving from Francis Groses Military Antiquities respecting a

Background imageBreastplate Collection: An Officer of Pikemen in military uniform, 17th century

An Officer of Pikemen in military uniform, 17th century
An Officer of Pikemen in military uniform of helmet, breastplate armour, sash, breeches, hose with sword and pike. Copperplate engraving by N.C

Background imageBreastplate Collection: Indian armour belonging to Souja Dowla

Indian armour belonging to Souja Dowla
Souja Dowlas helmet with chainmail hood 2, 3, battle axe 1, breastplate and back piece 4, 5, and arm armour 6, 1760s. Copperplate engraving by J

Background imageBreastplate Collection: Breastplate, shield and two-handed sword

Breastplate, shield and two-handed sword
Large breastplate or cuirass 1, shield perforated in the centre 2 and two-handed sword that all belonged to Guy, Earl of Warwick 3, Copperplate engraving by J

Background imageBreastplate Collection: Suit of armour of the time of King James or Charles I

Suit of armour of the time of King James or Charles I. Quilted and stuffed, strengthened with jacked leather and covered with cinnamon coloured silk

Background imageBreastplate Collection: Helmet, breastplate and weapons

Helmet, breastplate and weapons
Helmet from a suit of armour of the time of King Charles I, breastplate, tassets and pouldron 3, ancient pertuisan 4, sword with silver hilt 5 and hammer of arms from the Tower of London 6

Background imageBreastplate Collection: Warriors in breastplates from Ombai (Ombay)

Warriors in breastplates from Ombai (Ombay) island, Indonesia, 19th century. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Corsi after Jacques Etienne Victor Arago from Giulio Ferrarios Costumes Ancient

Background imageBreastplate Collection: Helmets and armour of the 14th century

Helmets and armour of the 14th century. Conical helm 1, trellis helm 2, round helm 3, frogmouth helm with visor 4, chainmail and surcoat 5, and breastplate with lance rest 6

Background imageBreastplate Collection: Carthaginian weapons and soldiers

Carthaginian weapons and soldiers
Soldiers and weapons of Carthage. Carthaginian soldiers in breastplate and helmet 1, 2, Hannibals shield 3, and war machine 4, a battering ram within a portable hut covered in cowhide

Background imageBreastplate Collection: Fencing positions and equipment

Fencing positions and equipment
Sword and cloak versus sword and lantern, defensive guard of small and broad swords, and weapons, breastplate, mask, glove

Background imageBreastplate Collection: Jewish Priest wearing traditional clothing

Jewish Priest wearing traditional clothing
A Jewish High Priest wearing traditional clothing. This consisted of a turban or headband and gold plate worn on the head, a tunic with a breastplate over it containing twelve precious stones

Background imageBreastplate Collection: David Frances Barry photo - Two young chiefs

David Frances Barry photo - Two young chiefs
Two young chiefs wearing American traditional dress, including beaded moccasin, beaded leather belts, hairpipe buffalo-bone breastplate and choker. The chief on the left is holding an axe

Background imageBreastplate Collection: 10936526

10936526
Archduke Albert of Austria (1559-1621), in breastplate, trunk hose and cream stockings.. Handcolored illustration by E. Lechevallier-Chevignard, lithographed by A. Didier, L. Flameng, F

Background imageBreastplate Collection: ENGLISH ARCH-DRUID

ENGLISH ARCH-DRUID
A British Arch-Druid, wearing full judicial costume including the Breastplate of Judgment, pronounces sentence on an offender Date: BC

Background imageBreastplate Collection: Craftsman puts finishing touches to replica suit of armour

Craftsman puts finishing touches to replica suit of armour
Sparks fly as a skilled craftsman puts the finishing touches to a replica suit of armour with conquistador-style morion in his workshop in Birmingham, England Date: 1992

Background imageBreastplate Collection: Statue of a military commander. 1st century BC

Statue of a military commander. 1st century BC
Roman art. Statue of a military commander. 1st century BC. Glyptothek. Munich. Germany

Background imageBreastplate Collection: Suit of steel armor, first half of the 16th century

Suit of steel armor, first half of the 16th century.. Chromolithograph from Jakob Heinrich von Hefner-Altenecks Costumes, Artworks and Appliances from the Middle Ages to the 17th Century, Frankfurt

Background imageBreastplate Collection: Breastplate in the form of a lion-headed eagle

Breastplate in the form of a lion-headed eagle, from Tell Hariri (ancient Mari) c.2500 BC (gold, copper, bitumen & lapis lazuli). Sumerian art. Decorative Arts. SYRIA. Damascus. National Museum

Background imageBreastplate Collection: King Stephen of England

King Stephen of England
Stephen, King of England

Background imageBreastplate Collection: Panels from an organ case (Church of St Vitus) by Jan Eerste

Panels from an organ case (Church of St Vitus) by Jan Eerste
Jan Eerstensz van Schayck (c.1470-1527). Panels from an organ case in the Church of Saint Vitus (Naarden). Utrecht, 1510-1520. And oaks settle of Northern Netherlands, c. 1500. Rijksmuseum

Background imageBreastplate Collection: Bronze breastplate. 375-325 BC

Bronze breastplate. 375-325 BC. British Museum. London. England. United Kingdom

Background imageBreastplate Collection: Greek armor

Greek armor. Handcolored copperplate engraving from Robert von Spalarts Historical Picture of the Costumes of the Principal People of Antiquity and of the Middle Ages. 1798

Background imageBreastplate Collection: Lukas Baumgartner, patrician of Nurnburg, 1512

Lukas Baumgartner, patrician of Nurnburg, 1512.. Chromolithograph from Jakob Heinrich von Hefner-Altenecks Costumes, Artworks and Appliances from the Middle Ages to the 17th Century, Frankfurt, 1889

Background imageBreastplate Collection: Cuirass (breastplate) and dagger, early 16th century

Cuirass (breastplate) and dagger, early 16th century.. Chromolithograph from Jakob Heinrich von Hefner-Altenecks Costumes, Artworks and Appliances from the Middle Ages to the 17th Century, Frankfurt



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