Category: shields

Why Didn’t the Japanese use Shields? (or did t…

Why Didn’t the Japanese use Shields? (or did they?)

from Epimetheus

Milanese crafted shield owned by Archduke Ferd…

Milanese crafted shield owned by Archduke Ferdinand II of Austria, dated 1559.

from The Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Milanese crafted ceremonial shield belonging t…

Milanese crafted ceremonial shield belonging to Archduke Ferdinand II of Austria, circa 1560.

from The Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Ethiopian shield, early 20th century.

Ethiopian shield, early 20th century.

from Hermann Historica

Persian shield, early 19th century.

Persian shield, early 19th century.

from Hermann Historica

Tuareg Shield, Possibly 19th Century leather …

Tuareg Shield, Possibly 19th Century

leather – cotton – Height: 116 cm – Width: 73 cm

Ornate pavis (archer’s shield), Bohemia, circa…

Ornate pavis (archer’s shield), Bohemia, circa 1430-1440.

from The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

victoriansword: A Reproduction Henry VIII G…

victoriansword:

A Reproduction Henry VIII Gun-Shield

Of russeted steel, with shaped brass barrel mount and five brass rosettes on the outside, the interior lined in leather and with breech-loading matchlock mechanism mounted on the grip, and spirally-grooved barrel with pierced grill above for vision. 

45.5 cm diameter. 

This appears to be based on the gun-shield from Henry VIII’s military stores and now in the Royal Armouries, Leeds (inv. no. V.99), which is one of a group thought to have been made by Giovanni Battista and his company of Ravenna, presumably for a royal bodyguard.

A Victorian replica? IDK, but I’m posting it.

Bohemian cavalry shield, circa 1450.

Bohemian cavalry shield, circa 1450.

from Peter Finer

victoriansword: Wood and Rattan Shield of the…

victoriansword:

Wood and Rattan Shield of the Ganda People of Uganda, Masaai Seme (Sword), and a Beaded Leather Belt