Blued with a gold etching, this harnish is somewhat unusual because of its style. Made by Matthäus Frauenpreiss the Elder, for Maximillian II possibly around the middle of the 16th century, the gauntlets are more in line with a style pointing to the gothic period. The helmet with a bellowed visor, the high break of the left shoulder, and the tonlet style skirt also are more aligned with a style pointing to the first quarter of the 16th century, yet the decoration of this armor is rather timely for the middle of the century. This armor is part of a fantastic collection at the: Hofjagd-und Rüstkammer,Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna/Austria.