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Shield (Pavise)

Date:
ca. 1475–1500
Culture:
possibly Bohemian
Medium:
Wood, leather, gesso, polychromy
Dimensions:
H. 22 1/2 in. (57.15 cm); W. 16 1/2 in. (41.91 cm)
Classification:
Shields
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Florence Blumenthal, 1925
Accession Number:
25.26.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 373
The heraldic lion, representing an unidentified coat of arms, was originally shown in low relief by means of molded paper (now lost) glued to the surface. Quatrefoils at each corner were similarly decorated in this unusual technique.
[J. W. Böhler, Lucerne, by 1923–1925; sold through Bashford Dean to MMA, 1925]
Forrer, Robert. Die Waffensammlung des Herrn Stadtrath Rich. Zschille in Grossenhain (Sachsen). Berlin: E. Mertens, 1892. p.180, fig. 711.

Angerer, Martin, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nürnberg, 1300–1550: Kunst der Gotik und Renaissance. 1st ed. ed. Munich: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1986. pp. 201–3, no. 60c.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Gothic and Renaissance Art in Nuremberg, 1300–1550. 1st ed. ed. New york: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 1986. pp. 201–3, no. 60c.

Wallace Collection and A.V.B. Norman. European Arms and Armour Supplement. Wallace Collection Catalogues. London: Printed for the Trustees by Balding + Mansell, 1986. p. 93.

Faltermeier, Christel, and Rudolf Meyer. "Appendix: Notes on the Restoration of the Behaim Shields." Metropolitan Museum Journal 30 (1995). pp. 53. 60.

Nickel, Helmut. "from Metropolitan Museum Journal." The Seven Shields of Behaim: New Evidence 30 (1995). pp. 29-51.



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