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PD1091

Cuisse with Poleyn
Author: Unknown
Origin: Germany
Dating: 15th-16th century
Material: Iron
Dimensions (cm): 34 x 17,5
Weight: 930 g
Inv. no.: PD1091

Cuisse is the name given to the part of the defensive armour that protects the thigh, with a cuisse for the left thigh and another for the right one. The cuisse was connected to the kneepad. Initially, a cuisse was made from a single sheet of metal, but this was subsequently replaced by a set of articulated parts.

Objeto museológico (PDB)