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Armorial shield

Date:
ca. 1520
Culture:
Spanish
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. 49 in. (124.5 cm.); W. 29 in. (73.7 cm.)
Classification:
Sculpture-Architectural
Credit Line:
Bequest of George Blumenthal, 1941
Accession Number:
41.190.527
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 534
This shield is from the castle of Vélez Blanco. The arms may be those of Catalina de Silva, Pedro Fajardo's third wife, whom he married in 1518.
George and Florence Blumenthal , New York (until 1941; bequeathed to MMA)
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