|Friedland by Messionier|
The arms and armor collection is extensive and well done: not to be missed if you're ever in New York:
Among the armor collections, they have an excellent collection of 17th century artifacts that I found very useful when painting my Thirty Years War/ 17th Century figures.
|Buff Coated Cuirassier and Pike armors|
|"White" 3/4 cuirassier armor|
|Nice examples of inlaid "black" half armors|
They have extensive accoutrements as well.
I found the collection of powder horns (a small sampling of which are above) to be particularly instructive.
There are also extensive examples of hand weapons (pikes, polearms, swords), muskets, pistols, and a few galleries of Samurai armor and weapons. Atlhough this pictorial centered on the 17th Century, the Met collection includes a good number of medieval/renaissance items as well. As we conclude this virtual tour, I cannot resist taking one detour along the way towards the exit...
...an astonishingly forward-looking piece: Jean-Francois Millet, 1875:
Maid Texting in the Pasture...