Armour worn at the funeral of Michiel de Ruyter?, anonymous, 1600 - 1625

Armour worn at the funeral of Michiel de Ruyter?, anonymous, 1600 - 1625

forging, More details

In 1677 the naval hero Michiel de Ruyter was buried in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam. An armour was included in the funeral procession, following an old chivalric tradition. It was hired (for 25 guilders) and worn by a man who was also specially employed for the ceremony, which lasted four and a half hours. He died of exhaustion several days after the funeral.

Visit via the Highlights Special Collections tour

Listen to audio fragment (from the multimedia tour)

{{currentTimeString}}

Collections with this work

Armour

Rijksmuseum

Mode en kleding

SvenRijks

6 days ago - 462 works 846 11

Harnas

Eva Wijgers

November 7 2019 - 4 works 2 0