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Heavy Metal: Arms and Armor from the Cincinnati Art Museum

October 23, 2010 - January 16, 2011


Heavy MetalHeavy Metal: Arms & Armor from the Cincinnati Art Museum reveals the drive for power during the middle ages through battle-ready weapons and protective armor that defined the age of chivalry.






Image: (detail) Partial Suit Of Armor, ca. 1550-1565, with Close-helmet (includes visor and protection for lower face and neck), Breastplate, Backpiece, Pair of Pauldrons (shoulder pieces), Pair of Vambraces (arm pieces), Pair of Tassets (thigh pieces), Gorget (neckpiece), Poss. Milan, Italy, steel, etched and partially gilt, Museum Purchase, 1882.2780a-j