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Shield

Date:
ca. 1570
Geography:
Milan
Culture:
Italian, Milan
Medium:
Steel, gold
Dimensions:
Wt. 6 lb. 11 oz. (3033 g); Diam. 21 3/4 in. (55.25 cm)
Classification:
Shields
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
14.25.739
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 371
The figures in medallions include the Biblical heroine Judith and personifications of Justice, Truth, Prudence, and other virtues.
William H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
Louisville. J. B. Speed Art Museum. "European Arms and Armor, loan exhibition from MMA and others," November 15, 1952–December 28, 1952, no. 19.

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