Category: shields

Gold and silver damascened shield, Milan, Ital…

Gold and silver damascened shield, Milan, Italy, 16th century

from the National Gallery of Art

Oxhide shield uncovered from the Tomb of Tutan…

Oxhide shield uncovered from the Tomb of Tutankhamun (

1332–1323 BC)

victoriansword: Indian armor, khula-khud (h…

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Indian armor, khula-khud (helmet), char aina (curaiss), dastana (vambrace/arm guard), dhal (shield), a traditional Sikh warrior outfit from the nearly 80 historical artefacts on display in central London at the world’s first major exhibition on the Golden Temple of Amritsar, north India. A full-sized mannequin of a Sikh warrior dressed in the way a high-ranking warrior would have been at the height of the Sikh Empire, head to foot in original, ornate, gold body armour and weaponry.

Embossed parade shield crafted by Sigmond Jörg…

Embossed parade shield crafted by Sigmond Jörg of Augsburg, Germany, 1552.

from the Victoria & Albert Museum

Targe (shield) painted with the Heraldic Arm…

Targe (shield) painted with the Heraldic Arms of the Haller and Imhof Patrician Families of Nuremberg, Germany, circa 1450.

from The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Memorial shield of Jacob Ortlieb, German, circ…

Memorial shield of Jacob Ortlieb, German, circa 1475.

from The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Pavise (shield) painted with the Coat of Arm…

Pavise (shield) painted with the Coat of Arms of the Town of Wimpfen am Neckar (Baden-Württemberg).

circa 1450-1550

from The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Madu shield with antelope horns, Southern Indi…

Madu shield with antelope horns, Southern India (Maratha) early to mid 19th century.

from The Jorge Caravana Collection

Italian rondache (shield), circa 1550.

Italian rondache (shield), circa 1550.

from The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Anglo-Zulu War Weapons, National Army Museum

Anglo-Zulu War Weapons, National Army Museum