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ca. 1600
probably Venice
Italian, probably Venice
Wood, leather, gesso, polychromy, gold, silver foil
Diam. 23 1/2 in. (59.69 cm); Wt. 4 lb. 12 oz. (2155 g)
Credit Line:
Gift of Stephen V. Grancsay, 1942
Accession Number:
Not on view
This is one of a large group of shields decorated in a Middle Eastern style and thought to have been made for the bodyguard of Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau, prince-archbishop of Salzburg (reigned 1587–1612).
Ex. coll.: Schloss Vaduz, Liechtenstein (formerly inv. no. 873); Clarence H. Mackay, Roslyn, Long Island, New York.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Art of Imperial Turkey and its European Echoes," November 17, 1973–March 3, 1974.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Islamic Art. "Bright Side of Battle," January 17–September 1, 1985.

Aroldi, Aldo M. Armi e Armature Italiane Fino Al XVIII Secolo. Milano: Bramante Editrice, 1961.

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