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Rondache (Round Shield)

c. 1570
Diameter: 57.8 cm (22 3/4 in.)
Weight: 4.1 kg (9.04 lbs.)
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The escutcheons, or small shields radiating around the center, contain scenes of mythical combat; during the Renaissance there was often a preoccupation with the antique world.

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Highly decorated circular shields like this one were a specialty of the city of Milan. This shield would have originally belonged to an armor that would have been decorated to match - with radiating etched bands of classical warriors and trophies.
Rondache (Round Shield)

Rondache (Round Shield)

c. 1570

Italy, Milan

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