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Shield

Date:
ca. 1550
Geography:
possibly Florence
Culture:
Italian, possibly Florence
Medium:
Wood, leather, iron
Dimensions:
Diam. 22 in. (55.88 cm)
Classification:
Shields
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number:
04.3.261
Not on view
Embossed leather shields were intended for ceremonial use. The inner side of this example depicts the allegorical figures Plenty (above) and Truth (below), surrounded by Rennaissance foliage and putti. The exterior depicts Perseus rescuing Andromeda from a sea monster.
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