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The 8th Lord Howard de Walden

Round Target

Period:
16th Century
Description:
Round shields were carried by infantrymen for protection from pikes and bullets.  This example has been painted gold at a later date and this was probably so that it could be used in a tournament or pageant.
Place of Production:
Northern Italy
Materials/Media:
steel
Dimensions:
d 560mm
Source:
Dean Castle
Accession number:
MA/A46
Digital Number:
EAAM015n
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council