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Lot 2096: A parade shield of the trabant guard of Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau, Prince Bishop of Salzburg 1587 - 1612, Venice, late 16th century
26 October 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Slightly domed, leather-covered wooden circular shield with decoration in oriental style painted in colour and partly with gold and silver plating. On the obverse central coat-of-arms cartouche, surrounded by rich arabesque and flower ornaments in gold, green, red and turquoise on a dark red background. The equally leather-covered reverse retains its original arm padding and remnants of the carrying straps. The shield body slightly warped, somewhat worm-ridden in places. The leather cover with isolated age cracks, minor flaws on the edge. Diameter 58 cm. Beautiful shield with well-preserved paintwork. The Venetian parade shields belonging to the trabant guard of Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau are mentioned in the inventory of the prince-pishop's palace as early as 1699. Approximately 70 of the initially mentioned 398 items can be found today in the collection of the Carolina-Augusteum-Museum in Salzburg. Further specimens are displayed, among others, in the collections of the Princes of Liechtenstein, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Art Institute in Chicago.
Condition Report: II -