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Targe (shield) painted with the Heraldic Arms of the Haller and Imhof Patrician Families of Nuremberg

Artist/maker unknown, German

Made in southern Germany, Germany, Europe
Probably made in Nuremberg, Germany, Europe

c. 1450, with later additions

Wood; fabric; leather; paint; brass

22 13/16 x 20 1/2 x 9 1/16 inches (58 x 52 x 23 cm) Weight: 6 pounds 5 ounces (2.88 kg)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Gallery 246, Arms and Armor, second floor (Kretzschmar von Kienbusch Galleries)

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Bequest of Carl Otto Kretzschmar von Kienbusch, 1977

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This shield was overpainted c. 1600-1700 for funerary purposes, with the coats of arms of the Haller and Imhof patrician families of Nuremberg.

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