Painted Shields! Painted Shields! PAINTED SHIELDS!!!!
15th Century German ‘Pavise’, gesso painted on top of canvas (or stretched and dried hide on a couple, the docents weren’t sure) covered wood shields.
At the Royal Armouries in Leeds, England.
More photos from the Museum and Leeds here: https://goo.gl/photos/YZvjjHFzFmisHHf58
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