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Disc, for armor

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This disc was designed to be sewed on a leather or cloth breastplate or fixed on a wooden shield. There is perforated and incised decoration in concentric bands. In the center, a small convex disc with a rivet holds in place a wheel-shaped ornament with serrated edge. There is a circular loop,...

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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

Italic, Etruscan, Orientalizing Period, Early 7th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 695; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 127 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Diameter: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

01.7506

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Warfare, hunting, & fishing, Armor