Wooden shield El Cid

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Item number: 11406

Wooden shield El Cid

Please note: This is just an ornamental item, not intended for real use!

Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar (c. 1043 – 10 July 1099) was a Castilian knight and warlord in medieval Spain. The Moors called him El Cid (Spanish pronunciation: [el̟ˈθið]), which meant the Lord (probably from the original Arabic: السَّيِّد‎, romanized: al-Sayyid), and the Christians, El Campeador, which means "the Champion" in modern Spanish, but is idiomatically translated as "the Master of the Battlefield" in Old Spanish. He was born in Vivar del Cid, a village near the city of Burgos. Díaz de Vivar became well known for his service in the armies of both Christian and Muslim rulers, his exile, and his temporary conquest of Valencia, which became independent for a brief period in the Reconquista. After his death, El Cid became Spain's celebrated national hero and the protagonist of the most significant medieval Spanish epic poem, El Cantar de Mio Cid. To this day, El Cid remains a Spanish popular folk-hero and national icon, with his life and deeds remembered in plays, films, folktales, songs and video games.

  • Overall dimension approx. 725 x 477mm
  • The size of the castle is about 105 x 85mm
  • Lion size approx. 118 x 82mm
  • Material thickness approx. 12.72mm
  • Weight approx. 2735 g
  • Made of 11mm thick plyboard
  • The applied decorations are made of brass
  • One sword can be fastened in the metal clamp on the reverse side of the shield.
  • Made for commemoration of the Castilian knight Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar

All data stated above are approximate and may vary slightly from piece to piece.

Top branded quality, made by Art Gladius®. Made in Toledo (Spain), in the city with centuries-long traditional of blacksmithing, sword-making and other ancient crafts.

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