Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Archer's Shield (Pavise)

15th century
Wood, linen, pigskin, gesso, pigment
H. 41 1/8 in. (104.4 cm); W. 15 7/8 in. (40.3 cm); Wt. 11 lb. 3 oz. (5074.56 g)
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
Not on view
William H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
Belous, Russell E., and Aleksandr Belousov. A distinguished collection of arms and armor on permanent display. Los Angeles: Ward Ritchie, 1969. Described p. 21 & 119, cat. no. 110, ill. p. 21.

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