11 December 2003
A VILLANOVAN BRONZE SHIELD
Circa 8th Century B.C.
Of hammered sheet, the convex roundel decorated in punched dots concentric registers, including rays, meander and motifs in the form of lines bent at right angles, the handle grip on the reverse, also made of sheet bronze, joined by rivets and a pin, with traces of oxidized fabric preserved
14 5/8 in. (37.1 cm.) diameter
Marcel Ebnöther Collection, Les Arcs, France.
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