London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
A VILLANOVAN EMBOSSED BRONZE CEREMONIAL ROUND SHIELD
SECOND HALF OF 8TH CENTURY B.C.
Decorated with two bands of stylized horses interspersed with concentric rings, between bands of small bosses, with ridged perimeter and central tondo, central handgrip at rear, repaired with slight restoration, mounted
22 1/8 in. (56.1 cm.) diam.
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H. Born and S. Hansen, Helme und Waffen Alteuropas: Sammlung Axel Guttmann, IX, Mainz, 2001, pp. 81-84, pls. 66 and XVII (AG 1089).
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