10 June 2010
AN ITALIC BRONZE BREASTPLATE DISK
PICENIAN, CIRCA 6TH CENTURY B.C.
Of hammered sheet, slightly convex, depicting a bicephalous monster, half quadruped, half bird, with encircling bosses
8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) diameter
with Elsa Bloch-Diener, Bern.
Geneva Private Collection, 1970s.
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For a similar example see no. 26 in Zimmermann, Ancient Art from the Barbier-Mueller Museum.
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