Bartolomeo Campi, Italian, died 1573
Roman-Style Armor Given to Philip II, Pesaro, 1546
embossed and gold- and silver-damascened steel; brass and fabric
Patrimonio Nacional, Real Armería, Madrid,

Roman-style armor recalled the leather cuirasses of antiquity, which imitated a warrior's muscled chest. Although such armor is often depicted in Renaissance tapestries and paintings, this suit is the only complete surviving Roman-style armor in the world. Presented as a gift to Philip II, it served as the model for the armor worn by the fallen figure of Sisera in the painting by Pedro Núñez del Valle.