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Foot-Combat Armor of Prince-Elector Christian I of Saxony, 1591

This is one of a set of twelve matching armors for foot combat commissioned in 1591 by Sophie of Brandenburg as a Christmas gift for her husband, Christian I (reigned 1586–91). These armors were among the last commissions of Anton Peffenhauser, the leading Augsburg armorer during the second half of the sixteenth century. 
Combat on foot between contestants separated by a waist-high barrier was a popular sport in European courts of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It could be staged indoors or out and was fought with pikes and swords, for each of which a prescribed number of blows was allowed. The presence of the barrier and strict rules prohibiting strikes below the belt made leg armor unnecessary. 

Source: The Metropolitan Museum of Art


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