A rare masterpiece of puffed and slashed armor made about 1520 in Augsburg, possibly by Conrad Seusenhofer, with etchings by Daniel Hoepfer. This type of armor was to emulate the fashion of the day, yet was rather impractical as a defensive armor. The incredible workmanship makes this a harnish primarily for ostentatious purposes. This masterpiece is part of the: Wallace Collection in London/England.
A cousin to this harnish is the: Rogendorf armor in Vienna/Austria.