Polish-Lithuanian karacena armour (scale cuirass), detail view, late 17th - early 18th century. A very rare karacena armour characteristic to hussar officers, metal scales attached to a leather. Original leather is unstable. some later repair of leather, probably from 19th century.
Pansarärm (armored sleeves), early 1600s, fine quality silk ,satin with steel plates sewn under the cloth, belonging to Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, 1594-1632. the King of Sweden from 1611 to 1632, credited as the founder of Sweden as a great power. He led Sweden to military supremacy during the Thirty Years War, helping to determine the political as well as the religious balance of power in Europe. Livrustkammaren museum, Sweden.