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Shield

Date:
ca. 1530–50
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Wood, leather, gesso, bole, paint, gold
Dimensions:
Diam. 23 1/2 in. (59.7 cm); D. 3 in. (7.6 cm)
Classification:
Shields
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
14.25.779
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 374
The shield's inner side is painted with lively battle scenes, busts in grisaille, and acanthus scrolls that reflect the Renaissance interest in antique subject matter and ornament.
Livret-Guide du Visiteur à l'Exposition Historique du Trocadéro. Exposition universelle de 1878. Paris: E. Dentu, 1878. p. 74 (shields-painted).



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