Portions of an Armor of Maximilian I of Austria, for use in the German joust of peace (Gestech)
Date: circa 1494
Artist: Lorenz Helmschmid
Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art
Note: This armor was part of a set of similar suits commissioned by Maximilian I (Holy Roman Emperor from 1508 to 1519) from two famous armorers, the brothers Lorenz and Jörg Helmschmid. The armors were used during the jousts held at Innsbruck, Austria, to celebrate Maximilian’s marriage on March 16, 1494, to Bianca Maria Sforza (1472-1510).