|15th century buckler or small round Mexican shield that is made of gold and silver and ornamented with feathers. 25 inches in diameter and was part of the royal suit that was destroyed in Mexico by fire.
|Ancient Assyrian buckler from a bas-relief. Appears to be of convex form.
|Ancient Persian buckler with vizor or sight-holes. Bas-relief.
|Persian Buckler From The Mosaic Of Pompeii
|Ancient Persian buckler from the mosaic of Pompeii, which represents the battle between Alexander and Darius. Museum of Naples.
|Assyrian Pavois Breast High
|Assyrian pavois, breast-high. From a bas-relief representing the siege of a city by Asshur-Izir-Pal. British Museum.
|Babylonian Buckler of the Height of a Mans Shoulder Bronze. British Museum.
|Assyrian Shield Or Pavois
|Assyrian Shield or Pavois. B.C. 700. Museum of the Louvre.
|Ancient Etruscan buckler, 3ft in diameter with hammered and chased work on Asiatic-Phoenician style. Belonged to first Etruscan period. From British Museum.
|Bronze Etruscan Buckler
|Etruscan buckler in bronze, 17 inches in diameter. Discovered in a tomb and is now in the Museum of Mayence. A cast is in Museum of Artillery, Paris.
|Boss Of Greek Shield
|Boss of Greek shield, 10 1/2 inches found in the environs of Mayence. A cast of it is in the Museum of Artillery, Paris.
|Egyptian Buckler With Sight Hole
|Ancient Egyptian buckler with sight-hole.
|Ancient German shield in wood covered with bronze. Found in a tomb in Waldhausen and published by M.C. Rath at Tubingen, Germany.
|Ancient Gallic Shield
|Ancient Gallic shield from a sculpture on the sarcophagus found in the Vigna Ammendola.
|Ancient Gallic shield from a bas-relief on the Arch of Orange.
|British bronze shield from Meyrick collection.
|Plating Of British Shield
|Plating in gilt bronze and beaten work, belonging to a British shield called Ysgwyd, similar in shape to the Roman Scutum. Found in the river Witham. From Meyrick Collection.
|Round Danish Shield In Bronze
|Round Danish shield in bronze, 23 inches in length with central boss and three surrounding ones. Bronze Age. From Copenhagen Museum.
|Oval Danish Shield In Bronze
|Oval Danish shield in bronze. 26 inches long, inside view, the boss serves to receive the handle. Bronze Age. From Copenhagen Museum.
|Covering Of Round Danish Shield
|Covering of round Danish shield in bronze, richly ornamented and has a painted boss. 18 inches in diameter. Bronze age. From the Copenhagen Museum.
|Round Danish Shield
|Round Danish shield in bronze. 22 inches in diameter, ornamented with nail heads and with round boss. Bronze Age. From Copenhagen Museum.
|Framework Of The Iron Boss Of A Frank Shield
|Framework of the iron boss of an ancient Frank shield, found at Tondinieres.
|Convex And Round Frankish Shield
|Convex and round Frankish shield, 21 inches in diameter, made of wood covered with leather. With iron boss of 7 inches in diameter. Designed from the shield reconstructed for the Museum of Artillery in Paris.
|Boss Of Anglo Saxon Shield
|Boss of Anglo-Saxon shield, found in Lincolnshire and preserved in the Meyrick Collection.
|Germanic (Frankish) boss in iron, found at Selzen (Hesse).
|Germanic Bosses In Iron
|Germanic bosses in iron, found in Bavaria and preserved in the Maximillian Museum at Augsburg.
|Boss In Iron
|Ancient boss in iron belonging to an Anglo-Saxon shield.
|Boss In Iron Belonging To A Germanic Shield
|Boss in iron belonging to a Germanic shield, found at Groschnowitz (Oppeln), and preserved in the Museum of Berlin.
|Germanic Bosses In Iron
|Ancient Germanic bosses in iron, preserved in the Museum of Sigmaringen.
|13th century German Bassinet
|German bassinet of the end of the 13th century, found among the ruins of the Castle of Tannenburg.
|Oriental Shield From Theodosian Column
|Oriental shield from the Theodosian column erected to the Emperor Theodosius the Great.
|Square And Convex Shield With Boss
|Square and convex shield with boss from the Antiphonarium of Saint-Gall of the 8th century.
|Shield Or Rondache Used From 8th To 11th Centuries
|Shield or rondache with boss, used from 8th to 11th centuries.
|Lombard-German Targe Of The 9th Century
|Lombard-German targe of the 9th century from the Leges Longobardorum.
|Norman Buckler Of The 10th Century
|Norman buckler of the 10th century, from a statuette in the collection of M. le Comte de Nieuwerkerke.
|German Shield Of The 11th Century
|German shield of the 11th century, from the Jeremias Apocalypsis.
|Norman Shield From The Bayeux Tapestry - Front View
|Front view of Norman shield from the Bayeux tapestry.
|Norman Shield From The Bayeux Tapestry - Back View
|Back view of the Norman shield from the Bayeux tapestry, showing the armlets and the strap, used for suspending it from the left shoulder.
|Small German Targe Of The 12th Century
|Small German targe of the 12th century, 18 inches long from a coin of the time of Henry the Lion, who died in 1195.
|German Convex Shield
|German convex shield about 32 inches in length, from the frescoes in the Cathedral of Brunswick, painted in the reign of Henry the Lion.
|German Shield From The Frecoes Of The Cathedral Of Brunswick
|German shield, 2ft in length from the frescoes in the Cathedral of Brunswick.
|Shield Of The 12th Century
|Shield of the 12th century, about 21 inches by 30 from a tombstone found in the convent of Steinbach. Now in the chapel of the Castle of Erbach.
|Small targe used in the reign of Saint Louis (1226-1270)
|Semi-Cylindrical Targe Of The 13th Century
|Semi-cylindrical targe with round boss of the 13th century, from an illumination of the period in the British Museum.
|German Targe With Sight-Holes Of The 14th Century
|German targe with sight-holes of the end of the 14th century from a picture in the church of Saint-Michel at Schwaebisch Hall.
|German Targe With Sight-Holes From Cathedral Of Bamberg
|German targe with sight-holes of the end of the 14th century. From Cathedral of Bamberg.
|14th Century German Targe With Sight Holes
|14th century German targe with sight-holes, from Cathedral of Bamberg.
|Spanish Targe Of The End Of 14th Century
|Spanish targe of the end of the 14th century, from a mural painting in the Cathedral of Mondoneda, representing the massacre of the Innocents.
|German Shield About The Height Of A Man
|German shield about the height of a man, from the picture of a single combat called the Judgment of God of the 15th century.
|Spanish shield from an illumination of 1480.
|Shield From A Woodcut Of The 15th Century
|Shield from a woodcut of the 15th century. From Cabinet Of Engravings at Munich.
|Hispano-Mussulman Shield Of The 15th Century
|Hispano-Mussulman shield of the 15th century.
|German Shield From The Theurdanck
|German shield from the Theurdanck published at the commencement of the 16th century at Augsburg.
|German Shield Of The 15th Century
|German shield of the 15th century. 51 inches by 76, made of wood covered over with leather, painted red and yellow. The points and the inside mountings are of iron. From Museum of Sigmaringen.
|German Shield With Arms Of The City Of Ravensburg
|German shield of the 15th century, 44 inches by 72, of wood covered over with leather. The painting represents the arms of the city of Ravensburg. From the Arsenal of Berlin.
|15th Century German Shield
|15th century German shield. From Museum of Artillery in Paris.
|Swiss Shield Of The 15th Century
|Swiss shield of the end of the 15th century, 72 inches in height. From Arsenal of Berlin.
|German Targe Of The 15th Century
|German targe of the 15th century, in wood and iron and ornamented with painted devices. From Tower of London.
|German Fluted Targe Of The 15th Century
|German fluted targe of the 15th century, 26 inches in length and in wood and leather. From Museum of Artillery in Paris.
|German Tilting Targe Of The 15th Century
|German tilting targe of the 15th century, made of wood and leather, 14 inches by 16. From Museum of Artillery in Paris.
|15th Century German Tilting Targe
|15th century German tilting targe, in wood and leather with an inscription and painted in polychrome with the representation of a tournament. From Museum of Artillery in Paris.
|Italian Shield Of The 16th Century
|Italian shield of the 16th century, 28 inches in length, with sword. the engraving represents the back view. From Museum of Dresden.
|German Shield Of The 16th Century In Blackened Iron
|German shield of the 16th century, in blackened iron. About 20 by 24 inches, in the shape of heart and the center curving inwards. From the Collection of the Castle of Lowenberg.
|Swiss Or German Targe Of An Archer
|Swiss or German targe of an archer, 19 inches by 40 of wood covered over with leather. Rounded in the bottom and has one iron point. From Arsenal of Berlin.
|German Targe With Three Longitudinal Bosses Of Wood
|German targe with three longitudinal bosses of wood, covered with hide. From Museum of Sigmaringen.
|Small Round German Hand Shield Of The 15th Century
|Small round German hand shield of the 15th century. In the Cabinet of Engravings at Munich.
|German Targe In The Arsenal Of Maximilian I
|German targe in wood and leather, painted and silvered, copied fro the water-color drawings by Glockenthon in the first part of the 16th century. Illustrative of the arms and suits of armour in the Arsenals of Maximilian I. From Ambras Collection in Vienna.
|16th Century Silvered Targe
|16th century silvered targe. From Ambras Collection in Vienna.
|16th Century Painted And Silvered Targe
|16th century painted and silvered targe. From Ambras Collection in Vienna.
|16th Century Painted And Gilt Targe
|16th century painted and gilt targe. From Ambras Collection in Vienna.
|Small Convex Spanish Targe Of The 16th Century
|Small convex Spanish targe of the 16th century. From Armerial of Madrid.
|German Targe Of The 16th Century From Museum Of Cluny
|German targe of the 16th century, 32 inches by 36. Of wood and cloth and decorated with painted designs. In the Museum of Cluny.
|Moorish targe from Armerial of Madrid.
|Spanish Moorish targe Of The End Of The 16th Century
|Spanish-Moorish targe of the end of the 16th century, made entirely of supple leather, 30 inches by 38. From Museum of Artillery in Paris.
|German Targe Termed Rondache Of The 15th Century
|German targe termed rondache of the 15th century. Used for night combats. In the Museum of Artillery in Paris.
|Italian Targe Of The 15th Century
|Italian targe of the 15th century, in wood and leather and decorated with polychrome paintings. On it are painted the arms of the first duke of Milan Giovanni Galeazzo Visconti, whose initials surmounted by a crown is visible. In the Arsenal of Lucerne.
|German Targe Of The End Of The 15th Century
|German targe of the end of the 15th century. From the water-color drawings of Glockenthon. In the Ambras Collection.
|English Targe Of The 16th Century
|English targe of the beginning of the 16th century. In the center of this shield is a small hand-cannon with sliding chamber and match. In the Tower of London.
|Small Targe With Sword-Breaker And Arm Guard
|Small targe with sword-breaker and arm-guard in one piece of iron. From Museum of Artillery in Paris and Imperial Arsenal of Vienna.
|Italian Targe Of The 16th century Used For Shows
|Italian targe of the 16th century, used for shows. It is in high-relief embossed work and in one single piece. From Museum of Turin.
|17th Century Targe Of A Foot Soldier In Blackened Steel
|17th century targe of a foot-soldier in blackened steel, size 2ft by 1 1/2. Weighs 12 lbs, has a sight-hole and a slit for the sword. Part of the Meyrick Collection.
|Small Hand Shield Of The 14th Century
|Small hand shield of the middle of the 14th century called pavoisienne, from a craving in a comb made at that time. 1 foot 1/4 inch in diameter.
|Small German Hand Shield Of The 15th Century
|Small German hand shield, about a foot in diameter of the end of the 15th century. In the Arsenal of Munich.
|Small Hand Shield With Hook For Sword Breaking
|Small hand shield with hook for sword-breaking. Measures 11 inches in diameter, of the end of the 15th century. Part of Meyrick Collection.
|Small Hand Targe In Steel Of The 15th Century
|Small hand targe in steel of the 15th century, about 10 inches in diameter. It is said to have belonged to the Earl of Richmond (Henry VII of England 1485). From Museum of Artillery in Paris.
|Turkish Small Hand Shield Of Iron Of The 16th Century
|Turkish small hand shield of iron, of the 16th century. The word Allah is engraved on it. Many arms coming from the Arsnal of Mahmoud II, are similarly marked. This is in the Historical Museum of the Palace of Monbijou at Berlin.
|German Iron Hand Shield
|German iron hand shield about 14 inches in diameter. Has a dart and a lantern, which shows that it was used at night. In the Museum of the Guelphs at Hanover.
|Small German Hand Shield Of The 16th Century
|Small German hand shield of the 16th century, from the Triumph of Maximilian by Burckmayer (1517).
|Small Hand Targe Made Of Horn Of Elk
|Small hand targe made of horn of elk, with an iron escutcheon, belonging to the second half of the 15th century. In the Museum of Artillery in Paris.
|16th Century Small German Target With Gauntlet
|Small German target with gauntlet of the first half of the 16th century. Belonged to the Count of Henneberg and is now in the Meiningen in Germany.
|German Target With Gauntlet Of The 16th Century
|German target with gauntlet of the 16th century. From Museum of Turin.
|16th Century German Target With Gauntlet And Hook
|16th century German target with gauntlet and hook for breaking sword. In the Historical Museum in the Palace of Monbijou at Berlin.
|Small German Hand Target With Hook
|Small German hand target with hook for breaking sword showing both sides, about 8 1/2 inches in size. In the Meyrick Collection.
|Exterior View Of German Small Hand Target Of The 15th Century
|Exterior view of German small hand target of the end of the 15th century. In the Historical Museum of the Palace of Monbijou at Berlin.
|15th Century Small German Hand Shield With Hook
|15th century small German hand shield with hook for breaking sword. In the Museum of Erbach.
|German Pageant Shield Of The 16th Century Made At Augsburg
|German pageant shield of the 16th century, made at Augsburg. Ornamented with medallions and trophies in very beautiful embossed work. The fringe all around is fastened with screws and is quilted at the back. From Ambras Collection in Vienna.
|16th Century German Pageant Shield From Augsburg
|German pageant shield of the 16th century, made at Augsburg. With very beautiful ornaments such as trophies which are like the work of French artists of the reign of Henry IV. From Ambras Collection, Vienna.
|16th Century German Pageant Shield Belonging To Charles V
|16th century German pageant shield in embossed iron, belonged to Charles V. In the Ambras Collection.
|German Pageant Shield In embossed Iron Of The 16th Century
|German pageant shield in embossed iron, of the 16th century. The execution of this shield is of the most finished nature, and the design may be taken as a characteristic type of a master engraver composition in Germany at that period. In the Ambras Collection, Vienna.
|Etruscan Bronze Shield
|Etruscan bronze shield. In the British Museum.