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Nathan Robinson
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PostPosted: Sun 23 Nov, 2003 8:54 pm    Post subject: Parade Harness "alia romana" of Filippo Negroli         Reply with quote

myArmoury.com features an Anatomy of Armour series of articles. At the time of this post, there are two installments of this series. In one installment with Specimens from the 16th Century, a parade harness is featured that can be attributed to Emperor Charles V (unsubstantiated). This harness is a splendid creation by Filippo Negroli of Milan and is in a style reminiscent of Roman attire.

Roman-Style Armour, Bartolomeo Campi
Pesaro, dated 1546
Steel, gold, silver, and brass
Weight. 44lb, 6oz (20,170 grams)
Real Armeria, Patrimonio Nacional, Madrid (A188)


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Shahril Dzulkifli




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PostPosted: Sat 26 Jul, 2014 7:44 am    Post subject: Parade Harness "alia romana" of Filippo Negroli         Reply with quote

That harness looks gorgeous! Eek!

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Philip Dyer





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PostPosted: Sat 26 Jul, 2014 2:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Parade Harness "alia romana" of Filippo Negrol         Reply with quote

Shahril Dzulkifli wrote:
That harness looks gorgeous! Eek!

Got to disagree with you bud. I honestrly think it's gawdy shows how much of a Romanophile Filippo Negroli was to wear that.
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Steven Lussenburg





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PostPosted: Sat 26 Jul, 2014 2:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You say that like it is a bad thing...
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Nathan Robinson
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PostPosted: Sat 26 Jul, 2014 3:07 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

For its time and purpose I think it's pretty amazing.

Outside of that context I think it's silly. Happy

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Kai Lawson




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PostPosted: Sat 26 Jul, 2014 7:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It's gaudy and a bit over decorated, I think, but when you look closely at the breast and back and notice musculature is uninterrupted on the multiple plates, it makes you really appreciate the skill that went in to making it, and the power and money Filippo must have commanded. I didn't even notice the joins at first.

Plus, mustached lion pauldrons with pteruge teeth? Super fine!

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Philip Dyer





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PostPosted: Sun 27 Jul, 2014 12:10 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Kai Lawson wrote:
It's gaudy and a bit over decorated, I think, but when you look closely at the breast and back and notice musculature is uninterrupted on the multiple plates, it makes you really appreciate the skill that went in to making it, and the power and money Filippo must have commanded. I didn't even notice the joins at first.

Plus, mustached lion pauldrons with pteruge teeth? Super fine!

Good point, it's gawdy armor, but finely made gawdy armour.It's shows allot show much power and wealth someone has that they walk around looking an anachronistic fanboyish clown and be admired for it intsead of being laughed at.
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William Savage




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PostPosted: Mon 28 Jul, 2014 4:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I like the fake maille up at the the top/around the neck. Completely fooled me. It's painted on.
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