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Katarina Fras




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PostPosted: Thu 08 Sep, 2016 11:28 am    Post subject: Help identifying a shield         Reply with quote

Hello

I bought the shield (and the swords) on a flea market in Brugge (Belgium) about 6 years ago.
I was hoping somebody would be able to help identify it. I am guessing it is a replica? What battle is depicted?


Thank you in advance Happy


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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Thu 08 Sep, 2016 4:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Your pictures didn't turn out. You might want to try again. ..................McM
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PostPosted: Mon 19 Sep, 2016 12:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The swords are clearly modern. The shield is also modern, but the embossed designs may be partially based on some 16th- or 17th-century parade shields.
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PostPosted: Mon 19 Sep, 2016 2:03 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Pics of the back would help, that will tell us a bit more.

Its totally modern, but the shield is nice, unusually good copy of a parade one, early 16th cent. Might be an electrotype of an original even.

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PostPosted: Mon 26 Sep, 2016 10:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It is a quite faithful copy of a shield in the Louvre attributed to the French king Henry II (r. 1547-59). There is a very similar shield in the Met, almost certainly by the same artisan, but showing a different battle scene.

http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/searc...;amp;pos=2
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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Mon 26 Sep, 2016 11:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

We could start a whole new topic on this. (He says, as he looks across the room at HIS wall-hanging shield and sword and axes.) I think there are a lot of these out there. We've all seen them. Mine is very similar, same bronze color, roped edges, two crossed axes and a central sword. Mine appears to show a man on a rearing horse about to spear an enemy on the ground. He appears to be dressed Roman-style. ..............................McM
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