Horse and Man Armor Magnet

SKU:
168704
Museum Exclusive
  • Horse and Man Armor Magnet
  • Horse and Man Armor Magnet on packaging card
  • Back of packaging card, Horse and Man Armor Magnet
$9.00
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Description

Use this acrylic magnet to post important dates on your fridge just as Duke Ulrich of Württemberg might have when he commissioned this armor in anticipation of riding along with other German princes, with Maximilian I of Austria from Germany to Rome, where Maximilian was to be crowned Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Julius II. 

This horse armor is the earliest complete example outside of Europe, and one of only a handful of such early date in the world. It is also the only surviving horse armor by Wilhelm von Worms, an illustrious armorer in the city of Nuremberg. The chanfron (headpiece) and peytral (chest defense) are struck on their left sides with von Worms's armorer's mark and with the inspection mark of the armorers of Nuremberg. The ornamentation of the steel surfaces is unique in inspiration and unsurpassed in the quality of design and execution.

  • Museum exclusive
  • Measures 2.75" x 2.75" x .25"
  • Die-cut acrylic magnet packaged in a clear sleeve on paper story card 
  • Made in the USA
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