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Arms and Armor, Shield

Works of Art (19)

Amphora, ca. 530 B.C.; Archaic; black-figure, Attributed to the manner of the Lysippides Painter, Greek, Attic, Terracotta (56.171.14)
Flat cane shield with iron struts, possibly 14th–16th century, Tibetan, Cane, iron, and brass (2001.55)
Hungarian-style Shield, ca. 1500–1550, Eastern European, Wood, leather, gesso, polychromy (49.57.1)
Infantry shield (pavise), ca. 1450, Bohemian, possibly Chomutov (now Czech Republic), Wood, leather, gesso, silver foil, polychromy (29.158.595)
Parade shield, late 16th century, Venice, Wood, leather, iron, silver, varnish, and polychromy (42.50.31)
Parrying Shield, 19th–early 20th century, Southeastern region, Australia, Wood (1978.412.865)
Shield (Grere'o [?]), early to mid-19th century, Solomon Islands, shield: probably New Georgia or Guadalcanal Island, inlay: possibly Santa Isabel Island, Fiber, parinarium nut paste, chambered nautilus shell, pigment (1978.412.730)
Shield (Wunda), 19th–early 20th century, Western Australia, Wood, paint (1979.206.1532)
Shield of Henry II of France, ca. 1555, Probably after designs by Étienne Delaune, French (Paris), Steel, embossed and damascened with gold and silver (34.85)
Shield, 19th–20th century, Kenya or Tanzania; Maasai people, Leather, wood, paint, fur (1978.412.644)
Shield, 19th–early 20th century, Probably western Queensland, Australia, Wood, paint (1979.206.1688)
Shield, 19th–early 20th century, Western Australia (?), Wood, paint (1979.206.1610)
Shield, ca. 1535, Attributed to Girolamo da Treviso (Italian), Italian (probably Bologna), Wood, linen, gesso, gold leaf, polychromy (42.50.16)
Shield, early to mid-20th century, Wunambal people, western Kimberley Region, Western Australia, Wood, paint (1978.412.757)
Shield, mid- to late 19th century, Northeastern Queensland, Australia, Wood, paint (1979.206.1802)
Shield, mid-20th century, Asmat people, Monu village, New Guinea, Papua (Irian Jaya) Province, Indonesia, Wood, paint (1978.412.929)
Terracotta Hadra hydria (water jar) with figural medallion, 3rd century B.C.; Ptolemaic, Greek (90.9.67)
Tournament Shield (Targe), ca. 1450, German, Wood, leather, linen, gesso, polychromy, silver (25.26.1)
Two Shield Bosses, 7th century, Langobardic, Iron, gilt bronze (1984.184.1,2)