LM 01. Foot Knights (A)
Foot Knights (A) with standard bearer
Foot Knights. These figures represent late 15th and even early 16th century noblemen or knights. The left-hand knight is wearing an Italian harness with large haute pieces on the shoulders to protect the neck, his helmet is an armet; very protective helmet more common on the continent but also seen in English paintings. The centre knight is wearing a very elaborate fluted and cusped harness in the western european ‘german’ style. The right-hand knight is wearing a smooth Italian style harness with a very rarely seen helmet which was a fusion of a sallet and a close helmet. These figures have heads attached and most weapons are cast separately for assembly to the figure.