Damascened suit of armour for Alessandro Farnese Governor of the Netherlands. The purely ceremonial suit is a present of King Philip II of Spain to his best general. See Milan workshop, bluesteel, gold and silver.
1565 Steel and copper alloy with gilding, leather, and textile Milanese craftsmen were considered the top armor fabricators of Europe. The armor on the horse weighs 98 lbs. and the rider's weighs 60 lbs.