11 février 2019

'Knights' presents late-medieval and Renaissance arms and armor through more than 100 objects

SARASOTA, FLA.- The Ringling is presenting Knights, an exhibition showcasing stunning examples of European arms and armor from the renowned collection of the Museo Stibbert in Florence, Italy. Through more than 100 rare objects – including full suits of armor, mounted equestrian figures, helmets, swords and other weaponry – this exhibition tells the tale of the European knight from the medieval and Renaissance periods through the Medieval Revival of the 19th century. Knights enlightens visitors about the historical and... [Lire la suite]

22 novembre 2010

A fine and rare Venetian parade shield made for the bodyguard of Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau, Prince Archbishop of Salzburg, 16°c

A fine and rare Venetian parade shield made for the bodyguard of Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau, Prince Archbishop of Salzburg, late16th century. photo Thomas Del Mar Ltd of convex near circular form, constructed of two-ply wood covered with leather decorated on its front face, within an outer border of foliate chevrons and engrailing and an inner border of running foliage and flower-heads, with a pattern of foliate interlace and flowerheads all tooled and lacquered gold over silver, the ground of the main field additionally... [Lire la suite]