Scottish targe by Unknown Artist

A circular shield consisting of wood covered with tooled leather.

Details

Medium:
Wood, leather, metal, horn
Dimensions:
50 cm
Art Fund grant:
£7,347 ( Total: £26,524)
Acquired in:
2001
Vendor:
Christie's

The five circular brass bosses are engraved with Highland scrollwork and flowers set over horn liners and pierced with hearts. The central boss unscrews to form a horn drinking cup.

Provenance

Lord Glentanar, then through auction sale to R T Gwynn.

Venue details

National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH1 1JF 0300 123 6789 www.nms.ac.uk

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