Shield - Gallery

Gallery

  • Wall painting depicting a Mycenaean Greek "figure eight" shield with a suspension strap at the middle, 15th century BC, National Archaeological Museum, Athens -The faces of figure eight shields were quite convex. The cited "strap" may be the ridge on the front (so denoted by the visible pattern of the ox hide) of the shield.

  • A hoplite by painter Alkimachos, on an Attic red-figure vase, c. 460 BC. Shield has a curtain which serves as a protection from arrows.

  • Sword and buckler combat, plate from the Tacuinum Sanitatis illustrated in Lombardy, ca. 1390

  • Ceremonial shield with mosaic decoration. Aztec or Mixtec, AD 1400-1521. In the British Museum

  • Drawing from the Codex Manesse showing jousting knights on horseback carrying shields

  • Australian Aboriginal shield, Royal Albert Memorial Museum

  • Nias ceremonial shield

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