Disc, for armor
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 691; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 127 (additional published references).
Diameter: 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This disc was designed to be sewed on a shield, breastplate, or cuirass. The perforated and incised decoration is grouped in two concentric bands. In the center, there is a boss with a small, perforated and riveted disc. Three bosses on one side of the rim are secured by rings, and the two on the other side are riveted. Green patina.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution