Of the type known as Pisan; having decoration in bands which are bordered with lines and "roping" and are closely filled with small figures on a dotted and blackened background; these figures include parts of armor consists of pear-shaped helmet (cabasset), gorget, breast and back plates, tassetts, pauldrons, arm defences and gauntlets (the fingers for the gauntlets are missing). The engraving is worn down on some of the pieces, but engraved armor, even fatigue, is extremely rare. The present armor has modern ear guards, one tassett and velvet bordering.
Provenance: Purchased by William Randolph Hearst from "Theo. Offerman Sale," through A. A. A., February 8, 1919.
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Photograph, William Randolph Hearst Archive, S/B lot 1047, art #188, Album 6, p. 28