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Horseman's Shield (Targe)                                                                                      Date:                                        early 15th century                                                          Culture:                                        probably Austrian                                                          Medium:                                        Wood, leather, gesso, silver foil, polychromy

Horseman's Shield (Targe) Date: early century Culture:probably Austrian Medium: Wood, leather, gesso, silver foil, polychromy

Tournament shield (targe)

Germany, Painted with the coat of arms of either the Gottsmann or the related Türriegel family of Franconia.

Horseman's Shield, Austrian, 15th Century.

Horseman’s Shield, early century, probably Austrian The notch at the upper left served to support the lance of a charging knight. The coat of arms is thought to belong to either the von Meissau.

Tournament or Cavalry Shield (Targe)  Date: 15th century Culture: German Medium: Wood, canvas, leather, gesso, silver leaf, polychromy, iron

Tournament or Cavalry Shield (Targe) Date: century Culture: German Medium…

Painted Bohemian tournament shield, circa 1450. Unknown origin, date and actual location. Armoury.com

Painted Bohemian tournament shield, circa Unknown origin, date and actual…

Archer's Shield (Pavise), probably Bohemian (Chomutov), ca 1440  -- "This example is painted in the center with a crown surmounted by three ostrich feathers, a badge of the kings of Bohemia. Below this is the letter Y on a radiant cloud, possibly the monogram for Yhesus (Jesus). At the top is the coat of arms of the Saxon city of Zwickau (a red shield with three white swans), which was added to the shield at a later date."

Archer's Shield (Pavise), probably Bohemian (Chomutov), ca 1440 -- "This example…

Tournament or Cavalry Shield Date: ca. 1450 Culture: German Medium: Wood, leather, linen, gesso, polychromy, silver Dimensions: H. 22 in. (55.88 cm); W. 16 in. (40.64 cm) Classification: Shields Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Florence Blumenthal, 1925 Accession Number: 25.26.1

German Tournament Shield (Targe) -- Circa 1450 -- Wood, leather, linen, gesso, polychromy & silver -- Metropolitan Museum of Art

An archer's pavise of Klausen type, the wooden body probably 15th century. Shields bearing this painted armorial scheme are considered to be associated with Archduke Sigusmund of the Tyrol (1427-1496). The Saint George's shield became the badge of the Swabian League, of which Sigusmund was a member. A quantity of shields of this type was discovered in the small town of Klausen, in the South Tyrol, in 1871. The majority of these shields were repainted in the late 19th century.

An archer's pavise of Klausen type, the wooden body probably century. Shields bearing this painted armorial scheme are considered to be associated with Archduke Sigusmund of the Tyrol

Bohemian Pavise, second half of the 15th century (National Museum in Prague)

Bohemian Pavise (shield), second half of the century (National Museum in Prague)

Targe (Shield) painted with the Heraldic Arms of the Haller and Imhof, Patrician Families of Nuremberg, Nuremberg? (Germany), c. 1450, with later additions.

Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : Targe (shield) painted with the Heraldic Arms of the Haller and Imhof Patrician Families of Nuremberg

Pavise, with St.George and the Dragon (Historisches Museum der Stadt Wien) -- Published: Wehrhafte Stadt: Das Wiener Buergerliche Zeughaus im 15. und 16. Jahrhundert.

Pavise,(A large shield used to protect the entire body) with St.George and the Dragon (Historisches Museum der Stadt Wien) -- Published: Wehrhafte Stadt: Das Wiener Buergerliche Zeughaus im und Jahrhundert.

David and Goliath shield, wood and painted leather, mid-to-late 15th century (Musée de Cluny, Paris)

Crossbowman SHield: David and Goliath shield, wood and painted leather, mid-to-late century (Musée de Cluny, Paris)

leradr:  Tournament Shield (Targe). Date: ca. 1500 Culture: German.

C 1500 German Tournament Shield (Targe). I love the motto (trans. "Although I am the hated bird, I rather enjoy that"). Below the owl are the Below this are the quartered arms of the Tänzl and Rindscheit families, which were united by marriage in