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Shield

Date:
ca. 1600
Geography:
probably Venice
Culture:
Italian, probably Venice
Medium:
Wood, leather, gesso, polychromy, gold, silver foil
Dimensions:
Diam. 23 1/2 in. (59.69 cm); Wt. 4 lb. 12 oz. (2155 g)
Classification:
Shields
Credit Line:
Gift of Stephen V. Grancsay, 1942
Accession Number:
42.50.31
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.

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



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