Cuirass & bevor, part of a garniture by Lorenz Helmschmid for Maximilian I, 1480s, Vienna, KHM Hofjagd- und Rüstkammer. Bevor: Worn with a sallet to cover the jaw and throat (extending somewhat down the sternum). May also cover the back of the neck if worn with a bassinet rather than a sallet. May be solid or made of lames. Sometimes worn with a gorget.