A handful of nice mold producing china images I discovered:
NYC – Metropolitan Museum of Art: Armor of Emperor Ferdinand I
Image by wallyg
Armor of Emperor Ferdinand I, dated 1549
Kunz Lochner (German (Nuremberg), ca. 1510-1567), armorer
Etched steel H. overall (as mounted): 67 in. (170.2 cm) Wt. 52.9lb. (24kg)
The ownership of this armor by Ferdinand I (1503-1564) is suggested by the heraldic emblems on the toe caps: the imperial double-headed eagle surmounted by a royal crown, which signifies Ferdinand’s status as king of the Romans and designated successor to his brother, Emperor Charles V. The image of the Virgin and Youngster on the breastplate was also used by Charles V on his armors. The backplate is decorated with crossed staves and firesteels, the insignia of the Order of the Golden Fleece, of which Ferdinand was a member. Kunz Lochner, Nuremberg’s most celebrated armorer of the period, produced many armors for both Ferdinand and his son Archduke Maximilian (15271576), like two matching armors produced about 1546 that are related to the one particular noticed here.
The helmet was not originally produced for the Museum’s armor but has been associated with it because at least the early nineteenth century.
Purchase, George D. Pratt Present and Rogers Fund, 1933 (33.164ax)
The collection of armor, edged weapons, and firearms in The Metropolitan Museum of Art ranks with these of the other wonderful armories of the globe, in Vienna, Madrid, Dresden, and Paris. It consists of approximately 15,000 objects that range in date from about 400 B.C. to the nineteenth century. Although Western Europe and Japan are the regions most strongly represented–the collection of a lot more than five thousand pieces of Japanese armor and weapons is the finest outdoors Japan–the geographical variety of the collection is extraordinary, with examples from the Close to East, the Middle East, India, Central Asia, China, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, and North America. The Arms and Armor Galleries were renovated and reinstalled in 1991 to show to much better impact the outstanding collection of armor and weapons of sculptural and ornamental beauty from around the world.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s permanent collection consists of a lot more than two million functions of art from about the planet. It opened its doors on February 20, 1872, housed in a building positioned at 681 Fifth Avenue in New York City. Beneath their guidance of John Taylor Johnston and George Palmer Putnam, the Met’s holdings, initially consisting of a Roman stone sarcophagus and 174 largely European paintings, speedily outgrew the accessible space. In 1873, occasioned by the Met’s acquire of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriot antiquities, the museum decamped from Fifth Avenue and took up residence at the Douglas Mansion on West 14th Street. Nevertheless, these new accommodations had been temporary following negotiations with the city of New York, the Met acquired land on the east side of Central Park, exactly where it constructed its permanent residence, a red-brick Gothic Revival stone "mausoleum" designed by American architects Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mold. As of 2006, the Met measures almost a quarter mile long and occupies much more than two million square feet, much more than 20 instances the size of the original 1880 developing.
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art was designated a landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1967. The interior was designated in 1977.
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