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Shield

Date:
ca. 1600
Geography:
possibly Bologna
Culture:
Italian, possibly Bologna
Medium:
Wood, leather, gesso, bole, paint, gold
Dimensions:
Diam. 24 1/4 in. (61.6 cm)
Classification:
Shields
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
14.25.748
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 374
The subject of the painting is unknown. It may represent a contemporary battle with the participants rendered in Classical dress or a famous battle from antiquity.
Ex. coll.: Ambrogio Uboldo, Milan; Frédéric Spitzer, Paris; William Henry Riggs, Paris.
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