Kasten-brust armour was a style of early gothic armour widely used in the Holy Roman Empire. Typical harness construction consists of: a grand-bascinet helm, box-shaped cuirass, firm gauntlets, and long skirt. Only one set is known to have survived until today, and this armour (made approximately at 1440) is now in the Rathaus Museum of Vienna. Kasten-brust armour is however widely represented by paintings and statues of the first half of the 15th century.
A statue of Arthur from the Great Ancient Kings Kenotath in Innsbruck (Austria), one of several examples of Kasten-Brust armor worn by the statues within Maximilian's tomb, this particular example displaying anachronism
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