Legend of Arms

Baku (Heydar Aliyev Center), Azerbaijan, 16.3.-5.6.2014

The Legends of Arms exhibition illustrates the role of weapons and armour, which were not only functional instruments used for fighting but were also made as highly ornate objects of representation. Aspects of the conduct of war, tournaments and "armour as fashion" are further themes of this show, in which Oriental exhibits from the Esterházy private foundation are on display alongside the 150 objects from Graz.

The show displays the most precious exhibits from the Landeszeughaus, such as the so-called Witz-Harnisch, the suit of armour that belonged to Archduke Karl II, Hans Maystetter's suit of Maximilian armour as well as one of the most valuable pieces: the suit of armour for a horse from Konrad Seusehofer's workshop.