Disc, for armor

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 694; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 127 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Diameter: 11.3 cm (4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7505

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Armor

This disc was designed to be sewed on a leather or cloth breastplate or fixed on a wooden shield. It has perforated, incised, and knob decoration in concentric circles about a stamped, five-pointed star in the center. A rivet and a square ring fasten a circular disc on the front. Green patina, with some corrosion.

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