The Middle Ages
Saint Florian, linden wood with polychrome, late 15th century
The early medieval Florian died as a martyr for his Christian faith. As a military commander in the late-Roman Empire, he was a model of chivalric virtues. Count Floris van Holland was also named after this saint.
Armour, mid-16th century
Suits of armour consisting of chest and back plates with a neck piece, shoulder protectors and two knee protectors. There are two gauntlets for the hands. The armour also includes a burgonet, consisting of a helmet and a flange to protect the neck. The double visor is hinged and has holes for ventilation around the cheeks and the mouth.