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Jousting Shield (Stecktarge) with the Coat of Arms of the City of Deggendorf

A work made of wood, iron, leather, canvas, gesso, and paint.
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  • A work made of wood, iron, leather, canvas, gesso, and paint.

Date:

1450/60

Artist:

South German; Bavaria

About this artwork

This large curved rectangular shield was developed especially for use with a lance. The jouster rested his lance in the cutout opening on the proper right, called a bouche or mouth. Such shields had been common in war, but by the mid-15th century they functioned more often in jousting, as targets. After tournaments these were frequently hung in homes or in public places to celebrate a noble family or, as in this case, a city.

Status

On View, Gallery 239

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Title

Jousting Shield (Stecktarge) with the Coat of Arms of the City of Deggendorf

Origin

Saxony

Date

Made 1440–1470

Medium

Wood, iron, leather, canvas, gesso, and paint

Dimensions

77.5 × 53.3 cm (30 1/2 × 21 in.) Wt. 9 lb. 6 oz.

Credit Line

George F. Harding Collection

Reference Number

1982.2456

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