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Shield Depicting the Conversion of Saint Paul

Date:
ca. 1570
Geography:
Milan
Culture:
Italian, Milan
Medium:
Steel, gold, silver
Dimensions:
Diam. 22 1/8 in. (56.2 cm); D. at center, 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm); Wt. 8 lb. 4 oz. (3742.1 g)
Classification:
Shields
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry Walters, 1925
Accession Number:
25.163.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 374
The scene is probably copied from a Roman engraving of 1567 by Mario Cataro.
Ex. coll.: Pierre Moszynski, Kraków, Poland.
Los Angeles. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "Loan Exhibition of Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," January 15–March 18, 1953, no. 33.

San Francisco. California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. "Loan Exhibition of Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 18–June 7, 1953.

Pittsburgh. Department of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute. "Loan Exhibition of Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," October 1953–April 1954, no. 33.

Seattle. Seattle Art Museum. "The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," March 11–June 6, 1982, no. 17.

Denver. Denver Art Museum. "The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," July 18–October 10, 1982, no. 17.

San Antonio. The Witte Memorial Museum. "The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," November 13, 1982–February 5, 1983, no.17.

Minneapolis. Minneapolis Institute of Arts. "The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 24–July 31, 1983, no. 17.

San Francisco. de Young Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. "The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," November 5, 1983–January 28, 1984, no. 17.

Detroit. Detroit Institute of Arts. "The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," March 10, 1984–June 2, 1984, no. 17.

Geneva. Musée Rath, Musées d'Art et d'Histoire de Genève. "Parures Triomphales. Le maniérisme dans l'art de l'armure italienne," March 20–July 20, 2003, no. 57.

Dean, Bashford. "A Gift of Two Embossed Sixteenth-Century Round Shields." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin XX, no. 12 (December, 1925). p. 291.

Ruditi, Edouard. "The Destruction of the Berlin Museums." Magazine of Art 42 (December, 1949). p. 310, fig.

Grancsay, Stephen V. Loan Exhibition of Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1953. p. 16, no. 33, ill.

Grabowska, Irena. Trzy Okazy Renesansowej Broni Myśliwskiej Z Dekoracja Trawiona (Three Specimens of Hunting Weapons with Etched Decoration) 4 (1969). p. 25.

Godoy, José-A., and Silvio Leydi. Parures Triomphales: Le Maniérisme dans l'Art de l'Armure Italienne. Milan: 5 Continents, 2003. cat. no. 57, pp. 222–223.



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