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Highland Targe

Date:
1700–1750
Culture:
Scottish
Medium:
Wood, leather, brass, horn, textile
Dimensions:
Diam., 19 3/4 in. (50.17 cm); Wt. 6 lbs. 5 oz. (2,870 g)
Classification:
Shields
Credit Line:
Gift of Jeremy, Christopher, and Robert Douglass, in memory of their father, George A. Douglass, 1996
Accession Number:
1996.83
Not on view
Highland targes were the last type of European shields to be used actively in battle, remaining a standard part of Highland equipment up to the battle of Culloden in 1746.
Ex collections: Alfred W. Cox, Glendoich, near Perth, Scotland; R.T. Gwynn, Epsom; George A. Douglass, Jr., Riverside, Connecticut
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