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Buckler

A work made of wood, iron, brass, gilding, silk velvet, and silk damask.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of wood, iron, brass, gilding, silk velvet, and silk damask.

Date:

1630/50

Artist:

Italian or Spanish

About this artwork

This buckler was intended for use with a rapier. A steel collar around the rim reinforces the plywood core from sword cuts. At the front, a raised ring around the central steel boss was designed to catch and bind the needle-like point of an opponent’s blade.

Status

On View, Gallery 239

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Title

Buckler

Place

Italy (Object made in)

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1630–1650

Medium

Wood, iron, brass, gilding, silk velvet, and silk damask

Dimensions

Diam.: 57.1 cm (22 1/2 in.); Diam.: 57.1 cm (22 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

George F. Harding Collection

Reference Number

1982.2546

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