Shield, anonymous, 1474 - 1475

Shield, anonymous, 1474 - 1475

wood (plant material), h 108.5cm × w 48.0cm × d 18.5cm More details

A shield offered protection in battle and made its carrier recognizable on the battlefield since it bore the symbol of the ruler or town for which he was fighting. The shield with three crowns is from the German town of Cologne, and the shield with Saint Andrew’s cross is that of the Duke of Burgundy, who ruled over several Dutch provinces.

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