Category: shields

Brass shield, Sumatra, 19th century. from Cze…

Brass shield, Sumatra, 19th century.

from Czerny’s International Auction House

Beja warrior with spear and shield.

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Beja warrior with spear and shield.

Kaisikuakua type shield, Trobriand Islands (Pa…

Kaisikuakua type shield, Trobriand Islands (Papua New Guinea, 19th century.

from the Saint Louis Art Museum

Madu shield, India, 19th century.

Madu shield, India, 19th century.

from Hermann Historica

Italian parade shield, circa 1570′s.

Italian parade shield, circa 1570′s.

from The Wallace Collection

German shield, late 15th century. from the Sa…

German shield, late 15th century.

from the Saint Louis Art Museum

Bohemian pavise, second half of the 15th centu…

Bohemian pavise, second half of the 15th century.

from The Staatliche Kunstamlungen Dresden

Wood and Rattan Shield of the Ganda People of …

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

Italian parade shield, mid 16th century.

Italian parade shield, mid 16th century.

from The Wallace Collection

Italian pageant shield, circa 1590.Inscription…

Italian pageant shield, circa 1590.

Inscription: 

‘V E N I A M ·O V O C V N O V E · V O C A R I S’ ‘I shall come wherever thou art called.

‘E T · D V B I T A M V S · A D H V C / V I R V T E M E X T E N D E R E F A C T I S’ ‘And do we still hesitate to enlarge our prowess by deeds’

from the Wallace Collection