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

Description

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).

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