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)
Credit Line: Gift of Stephen V. Grancsay, 1942
Accession Number: 42.50.31
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).