• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5952

    Antiquities

    27 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 50

    AN ITALIC BRONZE SHIELD BOSS

    CIRCA 7TH-6TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN ITALIC BRONZE SHIELD BOSS
    CIRCA 7TH-6TH CENTURY B.C.
    Decorated with applied bosses and a central mythical beast, mounted
    9½ in. (24 cm.) diam. max.


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    Provenance

    Collection of Jacques and Henriette Schumann, formed between 1950 and 1970. The Schumanns inherited part of their collection from Henriette's parents, Alice and Fernand Halphen, and Jacques' maternal grandfather, Albert Lehmann.