Pistol Shield

Date:
ca. 1525 and later
Culture:
British
Medium:
Wood, steel, iron, textile (wool)
Dimensions:
Diam. 17 1/8 in. (43.5 cm); Wt. 10 lb. 10 oz. (4819.4 g); Cal. .55 in. (13.97 mm)
Classification:
Shields
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
14.25.745
Not on view
William H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
Pratt, Samuel L. Catalogue of the Exhibition of Ancient Arms and Armour, No. 3 Grosvenor Street. London, 1838. p. 12, no. 37.

Bréban, Philibert. Livret-guide du Visiteur à l'Exposition Historique du Trocadéro, edited by E. Dentu. Paris: Palais du Trocadéro, 1878. p. 70.

Wilson, R. L. "Gonne-Shields." Muzzle Blasts (1960), pp. 8, 10, ill.

Tarassuk, Leonid, and Robert Lawrence Wilson. "Aristocratic Arms Collectors: A History of Famous European Aficionados, Part I." Man at Arms 5 p. 36.

Karcheski, Walter J. "The sixteenth-century "gonne-shield:" Notes on an example in the Higgins Armory Museum." Man at Arms (1986), pp. 21-24.

Lewerken, H.W. Kombinationswaffen des 15.–19. Jahrhunderts. Berlin: Militarverlag der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik, 1989. p. 255, cat. no. 114.