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  • Parade shield, late 16th century
    Venice
    Wood, leather, iron, silver, varnish, and polychromy; Diam. 23 1/2 in. (59.69. cm), Wt. 4 lb. 12 oz. (2155 gm)
    Gift of Stephen V. Grancsay, 1942 (42.50.31)

    This is one of a large group of Venetian round lacquered leather shields with Ottoman-inspired motifs, some of which may have been employed by the bodyguard of Wolf-Dietrich von Raitenau, prince-archbishop of Salzburg from 1587 to 1612. The exterior is overlaid with thin leather with tooled ornament in low relief; the design is further embellished with silver leaf that has been given a golden hue by means of a translucent yellow varnish.

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  • Parade shield, late 16th century
    Venice
    Wood, leather, iron, silver, varnish, and polychromy; Diam. 23 1/2 in. (59.69. cm), Wt. 4 lb. 12 oz. (2155 gm)
    Gift of Stephen V. Grancsay, 1942 (42.50.31)

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