Trophy of a militia company, anonymous, c. 1500 - c. 1599

Trophy of a militia company, anonymous, c. 1500 - c. 1599

silver (metal), h 13.5cm × w 22.0cm × d 3.4cm More details

A bird was the target at annual shooting contests. Whoever managed to shoot the bird on a high pole became the new ‘king’ of the militia company, and on ceremonial occasions he was entitled to carry a staff crowned with a gilded silver bird. This particular bird presumably came from a civic guard company in Hulst.

On display in room 0.4

Collections with this work

animals

karen clark

May 31 2018 - 40 works 62 0

Heavy/metal

Ic

2 days ago - 52 works 28 0

natuur

Arjenne

April 3 2018 - 75 works 168 0

Make your own creations with this work