A King Baldwin guard’s shield from Ridley Scott’s 2005 historical epic Kingdom of Heaven.
The illegitimate son of a French baron, Balian (Orlando Bloom) joins his father Godfrey (Liam Neeson) on a great crusade to the holy land, seeking redemption after killing his half-brother. Made a knight, he travels to Jerusalem to defend the city from the legendary Muslim leader, Saladin (Ghassan Massoud).
This shield and others like it were made for the production and were carried by soldiers protecting King Baldwin (Edward Norton). The shield is made of wood and is padded with foam and then covered in material. The cross design on the front is metal. On the reverse there are two leather straps, one for holding the shield and one for slinging it over a shoulder.
There is some wear from production use and age. The material on the front has started to crack and peel, but overall it remains in a very good condition.
Materials: Man-Made Woven Fibres, Ferrous Metals, Foam, Leather.
Item size - 36.22" x 19.69" x 2.76" (92cm x 50cm x 7cm)
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.