Buckler (Shield)

Artist/maker unknown, French?. Made for King Henry II, French, 1519 - 1559, ruled from 1547.

Geography:
or Southern Netherlands (modern Belgium), Europe
Probably made in France, Europe

Date:
c. 1555-1570

Medium:
Embossed, punched, and chiseled steel

Dimensions:
Diameter: 15 9/16 inches (39.5 cm) Weight: 2.6 lb. (1170g)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Gallery 248, Arms and Armor, second floor (Kretzschmar von Kienbusch Galleries)

Accession Number:
1977-167-767

Credit Line:
Bequest of Carl Otto Kretzschmar von Kienbusch, 1977

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