Four Funeral Shields of the Amsterdam Guild of Corn Measurers, Johannes Lutma (1584-1669), 1633
At the funeral of a member of the guild of corn measurers, these shields were suspended from the coffin, draped in black. The powerful surrounds are reminiscent of bones, but they are also folded like skin. The large auricular ornament is meant to be effective when seen from a distance. These shields are Johannes Lutma’s earliest known works in silver.