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Buckler (Targa)

A work made of wood, leather, and iron.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of wood, leather, and iron.

Date:

1550/75

Artist:

Italian

About this artwork

Fencing masters trained students in the art of using the small hand shields called bucklers since the early Middle Ages. This Italian type called a targa came into use around the 16th century. Its wavy profile was designed to capture and divert thrusts and cuts.

Status

On View, Gallery 239

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Title

Buckler (Targa)

Place

Italy (Object made in)

Date

1550–1575

Medium

Wood, leather, and iron

Dimensions

26.7 × 24.1 cm (10 1/2 × 9 1/2 in.) Wt. 1 lb. 4 oz.

Credit Line

George F. Harding Collection

Reference Number

1982.2548

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