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.
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
Italic, Etruscan, Orientalizing Period, about early 7th century B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 693; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 127 (additional published references).
Diameter: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)
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