by Giovan Paolo Negroli (Italian, Milan ca. 1513â€“1569)
Armor-makers to the heroes of the day, the Negroli family became legendary metalworkers. Giovan Paolo (Fillipo's cousin) probably created this breastplate as a ceremonial piece to be worn for parades and official ceremonies. Originally, it was russet-colored (reddish-brown) with the raised details highlighted in gold.
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