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Shield Depicting Saint George Slaying the Dragon

Date:
ca. 1560–70
Geography:
Milan
Culture:
Italian, Milan
Medium:
Steel, gold, silver
Dimensions:
Diam. 23 1/4 in. (59.1 cm); D. at center 3 1/16 in. (7.8 cm); Wt. 8 lb. 6 oz. (3810 g)
Classification:
Shields
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
14.25.1884
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 374
William H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
Geneva. Musée Rath, Musées d'Art et d'Histoire de Genève. "Parures Triomphales. Le Maniérisme dans l'Art de l'Armure Italienne," March 20–July 20, 2003, no. 55.

Sambon, Giulio. Objets d'Art et de Curiosité. Florence: Giulio Sambon, April 10–21, 1883. no. 24.

Thoumas, Charles-Antoine. Exposition Rétrospective Militaire du Ministère de la Guerre en 1889. Vol. I. Paris: H. Launette et Cie., G. Boudet successeur, 1890. pp. 34–35, pl. opp. p. 34.

Godoy, José-A., and Silvio Leydi. Parures Triomphales: Le Maniérisme dans l'Art de l'Armure Italienne. Milan: 5 Continents, 2003. cat. no. 55, pp. 218–219, 460–61.



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