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Half armour: HEN.M.4A-D-1933

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Object information


Unknown (Production)


Composite half armour consisting of a burgonet, cuirass, skirt and tassets and a pair of pauldrons. Mainly made in South Germany.


History note: Mr James Stewart Henderson of 'Abbotsford', Downs Road, St Helen's Park, Hastings, Sussex

Legal notes

J.S. Henderson Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1933-03-16) by Henderson, James Stewart


16th century
Circa 1540 CE - 1600 CE

Components of the work


Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Forming Hammering

Identification numbers

Accession number: HEN.M.4A-D-1933
Primary reference Number: 17724
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 6 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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