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The Shield of Parade

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • The Shield of Parade
  • Description

    Shield of parade; depicts knight in Italian armour of c.1470, kneeling before lady; pole-axe, gauntlets and helmet in front of him; the helmet is an armet complete with wrapper and aventail; figure of death behind; scroll with legend.

  • Date

    • 15thC(late)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 82.76 centimetres
    • Width: 30.36 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Content

        Vous ou la Mort.
      • Inscription Translation

        You or death.
  • Curator's comments

    Kendrick 1938-39 pp.33-34

  • Bibliography

    • Robinson 2008 p. 168 bibliographic details
    • Cherry 1991 p.70 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G40/dc10/sC

  • Exhibition history

    2013 10 Oct-21 Nov, Brussels, Musees Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, The Heritage of Rogier van der Weyden: Painting in Brussels, 1450-1520

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number



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