Disc, for armor

Italic, Etruscan
Orientalizing Period
700–675 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 691; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 127 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Diameter: 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

01.7502

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Armor

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.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution