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Rinaldo and Armida plaquette
  • Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany)
  • Rinaldo and Armida plaquette, circa 1700
  • Where object was made: Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany)
  • silver, repoussé
  • Object Diameter: 14.6 cm
    Object Diameter: 5 3/4 in
  • Museum purchase
  • On view: Loo Gallery, 401, Cabinet G3
  • 1955.0034
Label Text

Plaquette featuring man, woman (Identified as Rinaldo the Christian crusader and Armida, the virgin witch ally of the Saracens) in high relief. Man is pictured wearing his helmet, shield and is motioning forward with left hand placed on the right upper arm of woman. Woman is dressed in a draping robe and wearing a helmet with five oval attachments. A quiver of arrows is on the ground. At TR is a winged figure holding on to woman's arrows. There are trees in the background in lower relief. A horse's head peaks from behind the tree at TC.