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Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Shield

Date:
ca. 1580
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Iron
Dimensions:
Diam. 22 3/8 in. (56.8 cm); Wt. 8 lb. 3 oz. (3713.79 g)
Classification:
Shields
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
14.25.773
Not on view
William H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
di Quaregna, Luigi Avogadro. Armeria Antica e Moderna de S.M. il Re d'Italia in Torino. Vol. l. Turin, 1898. pl. 68 (ill. a cuirass [C 35] and a left pauldron [C 145] with the same design as that on MMA shield).

di Quaregna, Luigi Avogadro. Armeria Antica e Moderna de S.M. il Re d'Italia in Torino. Vol. 3. Turin, 1898. pl. 68 (ill. a cuirass [C 35] and a left pauldron [C 145] with the same design as that on MMA shield).

Seyssel d'Aix, Vittorio. Armeria Antica E Moderna Di S.m. Carlo Alberto. Vol. 2. Turin: Stabilimento Tipografico Fontana, 1898. pl. 102 (ill. a helmet (E. 110) en suite with our shield).

Dean, Bashford. "Engraved Armor and a Venetian Short Sword." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 12, no. 2 (February 1917). pp. 38-39 (ill.).

Allentown Art Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and John Woodman Higgins Armory. Arms and Armor: A Loan Exhibition from the Collection of Stephen V. Grancsay: with Important Contributions by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts: March 15–June 14, 1964. Allentown, Pa.: Allentown Art Museum, 1964. cat. no. 12 (described by S.V. Grancsay).

Boccia, Lionello G. Il Museo Stibbert a Firenze: l'Armeria Europea. Vol. 3. Milan: Electa, 1975. cat. no. 175, fig. 168 (shield nearly identical to ours).



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