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Plaquette - Angel Holding a Shield

Angel Holding a Shield

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    late 15th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pipeclay in low relief, painted

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

This plaquette shows a kneeling angel, holding a shield bearing a cross.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)


late 15th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Pipeclay in low relief, painted


Length: 14.60 cm, Width: 7.62 cm

Object history note

Bought, 7s.

Descriptive line

Plaquette, pipeclay in low relief painted, Angel holding a Shield, Germany, late 15th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Inventory of Art Objects Acquired in the Year 1857. In: Inventory of the Objects in the Art Division of the Museum at South Kensington, Arranged According to the Dates of their Acquisition. Vol I. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1868, p. 31


Pipeclay; Paint


Low relief; Painting

Subjects depicted

Cross; Shield; Angel


Plaques & Plaquettes; Christianity; Religion


Sculpture Collection

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