French medieval shield (may have been a gift or a prize in a tournament). Depicts a lady wearing a Flemish pointed headdress and a young knight kneeling at her feet. The figure of Death lurks behind him. The legend on the scroll above his head reads: 'vous ou la mort' ('you or death’). About 1475-1500 Flanders or Burgundy. Wood, leather, gesso and paint

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French medieval shield (may have been a gift or a prize in a tournament). Depicts a lady wearing a Flemish pointed headdress and a young knight kneeling at her feet. The figure of Death lurks behind him. The legend on the scroll above his head reads: 'vous ou la mort' ('you or death’). About 1475-1500 Flanders or Burgundy. Wood, leather, gesso and paint
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Image ID: F7NF5A
French medieval shield (may have been a gift or a prize in a tournament). Depicts a lady wearing a Flemish pointed headdress and a young knight kneeling at her feet. The figure of Death lurks behind him. The legend on the scroll above his head reads: 'vous ou la mort' ('you or death’). About 1475-1500 Flanders or Burgundy. Wood, leather, gesso and paint