Armor of Henry II of France, detail view, ca. 1555, steel, embossed, blued, silvered, and gilt, one of the most elaborate and complete French parade armors, retains much of its original coloring. The surfaces are covered by dense foliate scrolls inhabited by human figures and a variety of fabulous creatures that derive from the Italian grotesque. The crescent moon, one of the badges of Henry II (reigned 1547–59), appears in several places, 53 lb. 4 oz. (24.20 kg), height, 74 in. (187.96 cm).