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Moorish shield (adarga), 15th century, Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna. The adarga was a hard leather shield used originally by the Moors of Spain, its name derived from the Arabic "al-daraqa" ("shield").

The adarga was a hard leather shield used originally by the Moors of Spain, its name derived from the Arabic "al-daraqa" ("shield").

Pageant Shield, Place of creation: Italy Date: Second half of the 16th century Material: steel Technique: chased and gilded Dimension: diam. 60 cm.

Pageant Shield, Place of creation: Italy Date: Second half of the century Material: steel Technique: chased and gilded Dimension: diam.

Venetian target (full-length shield) leather and gold paint, showing the Venetian Lion of Saint Mark.   Palazzo Ducale, Mantova, Italy

Venetian target (full-length shield) leather and gold paint, showing the Venetian Lion of Saint Mark.

nice An Italian ceremonial shield with painting depicting The Battle of Cartagena during the Second Punic War in 209 BC

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“The Storming of New Carthage.” The Battle of Cartagena during the Second Punic War, 209 BC. Attributed to Girolamo di Tommaso da Treviso, [[MORE]] chubachus: “ This shield was made to be used.

A RARE AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT VENETIAN LAQUERED AND GILT PARADE SHIELD, ITALY, 16TH CENTURY

A RARE AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT VENETIAN LAQUERED AND GILT PARADE SHIELD, ITALY, 16TH CENTURY

Shield by Benvenuto Cellini, c. 1570

CELLINI, Benvenuto Shield c. 1572 Embossed, chased, and gold-plated iron,

A FINE GOLD AND SILVER-DAMASCENED SHIELD QAJAR IRAN, 19TH CENTURY

A fine gold and silver-damascened shield, Qajar Iran, century.

DHAL, Shield : 1840  India  Copper, painted and enamelled

DHAL, Shield : 1840 India Copper, painted and enamelled

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