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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.
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