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Gothic equestrian armor for rider & horse, South German, circa 1480. Rider's armor composed of original & modern parts; horse's bard is homogeneous with an associated saddle, circa 1510. Detail of rider's backplate, which is original & of high quality and does not correspond to the breastplate.

Extant Century German Gothic Armour [added] The design of the cantle of the saddle is quite interesting.

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aromansoul:  Chinese armor. Tang dynasty. First is a royal guard, similar to a samurai and the second is a northern foot soldier.  non-westernhistoricalfashion:  Here are more shots of the costumes in the post with the armor. As nextian pointed out, they are indeed from the film The Banquet. You can see the still of Zhang Ziyi in the background.

the-eastern-gate-chinoxassoc: “ Chinese armor. First is a royal guard, similar to a samurai and the second is a northern foot soldier. ” These are actually costumes from the 2006 wuxia.

Gorget - 1600-25, Paris, France. Chiselled Iron embossed with gold. During the nineteenth century, it was in the Cabinet d’Armes of the Emperor Napoleon III at the Chateau Pierrefonds. This gorget, is an item of costume armour rather than battle protection. By the early seventeenth century, it was increasingly common for men to proclaim their military professions by combining pieces of armour or weaponry with civilian clothing.

Chiselled Silver embossed with gold. During the nineteenth century, it was in the Cabinet d’Armes of the Emperor Napoleon III at the Chateau Pierrefonds. This gorget, is an item of costume armour rather than battle protection.

Italian (Milan) steel breastplate, c1545. Formerly part of a parade armor, this is the only signed work of Giovanni Paolo Negroli, a cousin of the more famous Filippo Negroli. Now bright, the breast plate's surface probably was originally russet-colored and the raised and etched areas were gilded. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Breastplate Giovanni Paolo Negroli (Italian, Milan, ca. Culture: Italian, Milan Medium: Embossed and etched steel with faint traces of gilding. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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ritasv: “ Photo courtesy of Kasia Skrzypek Regula/Foto Forge ”

A helmet of the guard of King Louis XIII of France, 1610.

Large Compilation--Armor/Armour, mostly 13th-16th Century Gothic and Italian Made

Calvary armor?

What did knights wear when they were in battle? Knights wore a whole body suit that was made of plates of stele.

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