Antique Ornamental Medieval Style Bronze Mounted Shield
Our antique (nineteenth century) ornamental shield is crafted from hammered metal (apparently copper) and features cast gilt mounts attached by cotter pins, including neoclassical mask depicting a stylized Medusa, scrolling floral designs, lions mask, fleur-de-lis, rosettes along the perimeter, plus tiny pierced holes along the edge. On rear are two soldered mounts for the enarmes, one of which in tattered canvas remains intact. Apparently unsigned and measuring approximately 20 by 27.5 inches. Of continental origin, possibly Italian.