Nuremburg, Nuremberg, Germany, c. 1515.

Steel, leather.

60,0 cm x 24,0 cm.

This rare example of a chanfron, i.e. head armour for a horse, was manufactured in Nuremberg and commissioned by Prince Radziwiłł for Nesvizh Castle. It was probably originally accompanied by a peytral (chest plate). The piece is decorated with a wave-like pattern in the style of Maximilian armour, a style named after Emperor Maximilian I.