- Museum number
Hussar shield, rectangular with a rounded-off upper right corner and of rounded horizontal section. It is made of wood, the exterior covered with gesso and painted vermillion with a white border decorated with a geometrical vegetal scroll, across the centre is a white band. It is painted with an inescutcheon of vermillion with a black sun with gold rays, a continuation of the white band and crest in the form of a crow in black with white flashes standing on a black scroll. The inside is painted white with a vermillion border and black spiral scrolls outlined in vermillion. At the front are two original buff leather straps joined by a spirally-bound leather thong forming the front hand-grip. At the centre rear is another nail retaining the base of two buff leather straps. Above the lower hand-grip are two additional nails for straps, now lost. Each of these nailsoriginally had a large triangular washer on the outside, all but one of which survive.
- Production date
Height: 77.20 centimetres (Highest point)
Weight: 3070 grammes
Width: 52 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Retains the label of the exhibition of Art Treasures 1857, held in Manchester .
Comment and object description by T. Richardson, Royal Armouries (June 2008)
- Not on display
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: AL116/328 (Royal Armouries Number)