European arming doublet, 1550-1650, repaired c. 1937 by Leonard Heinrich. Leather, linen, flax fiber, steel, and brass. Center Back Length: 25 1/4 inches (64.1 cm) Waist: 36 1/2 inches (92.7 cm) 9 lb. (4.08 kg) Philadelphia museum of Art. Gallery 246, Arms and Armor, second floor (Kretzschmar von Kienbusch Galleries) Bequest of Carl Otto Kretzschmar von Kienbusch, 1977
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