Half armor attributed to Martin Schneider the younger (German, Nuremberg, active ca. 1610–20). Blued steel, Wt., 41 lb. 15 oz. (19.01 kg), this cavalryman’s armor is an unusual mix of different regional styles. The helmet is based on an eastern European type known as the Zischägge, which was inspired by Turkish examples. The pauldrons (shoulder defenses) with their overlapping, fanlike plates are of a type associated with Swiss armors of the period.