Disc, for armor

Italic, Etruscan
Orientalizing Period
about early 7th century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 693; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 127 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7504

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Armor

This is a shield or cuirass (or helmet) boss, with perforated and incised decoration in concentric circles. A large piece is missing from one side. 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