Painted bucklers

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Painted bucklers

Postby Foxe » Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:45 pm

Just an idle question really...

I have a buckler that looks terribly dull and sterile. Is there any evidence that bucklers were ever painted or decorated in some way? If so, how common?


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Re: Painted bucklers

Postby Foxe » Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:25 pm

This looks like a period image, anybody know for sure?

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Here's an image from the Holkham Bible:

http://www.thearma.org/Manuals/i33/portionofHolkhamPictureBibleearly13.JPG
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Re: Painted bucklers

Postby Foxe » Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:33 pm

Thanks!

I also quite like this one:

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Re: Painted bucklers

Postby Mark Griffin » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:29 pm

funny that 2 of those have the same colour paint as the garment of the user. So maybe the artists brush was still full?

But they painted everything else so I'd be surprised if bucklers didn't have the same treatment occasionally


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