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Object Number: MS864B
Current Location: Etruscan Italy Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Faliscan
Etruscan
Provenience: Italy
Etruria
Narce
Locus: Tomb 43
Date Made: 7th century BC
Early Date: -799
Late Date: -600
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Bronze
Iconography:Warrior
Helmet
Shield
Outside Diameter:8cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Francesco Mancinelli-Scotti, 1896
Other Number834 - Stevenson Etruscan Series Number

Description

Bronze. Exterior surface slightly convex. Center raised, shaped like a Chinese hat with a central knob around which are two incised circles; on the lower surface of the disk is a stout post set slightly off center. The knob, the disk and the post are all hammered from a single sheet of copper. Rivited to end of post 0.009 m from disk remains of a piece of bronze parallel to plane of disk. Probably remains of wicker-work and leather armor, either a helmet or shield, and posts were set off center for purpose of diverting a blow.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Dohan, Edith H. 1942. Italic Tomb-Groups in the University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 8, no. 8, pl. IIIView Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Turfa, Jean M. 2005. Catalogue of the Etruscan Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 110-111, no. 44View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: p.127, no.72iView Objects cited in this Publication

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