Footman's armour

Workshop of Hanns Prenner, Graz, c.1620

Foto: UMJ/N.Lackner

Soldiers in the infantry did not wear complete suits of armour in battle but just a breast and backplate, a neck collar, leg tassets that were pushed up several times and an open burgonet helmet. Generals and members of the nobility also wore this type of protective clothing in the field; the clothing did, however, differ in terms of quality and artistic finish.

Around 1530 the curved armour breast became flat again and a peak created in the middle of the breast; this was called a tapul. This tapul became flatter again over the course of time and until 1570 – following the fashion from Spain – it took on the shape of the peascod.


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Styrian Armoury

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Styrian Armoury

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Styrian Armoury

Herrengasse 16
8010 Graz, Österreich
T +43-316/8017-9810


Opening Hours

Admission only with guided tour:
1  November 2022 to 31 March 2023 Tue-Sun, public holidays

Admission without a guided tour (brochure):
1 April 2023 to 31 October 2023 Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 6pm

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17th September 2023
24th/25th December 2023