7th century BC
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.
Purchased from Francesco Mancinelli-Scotti, 1896
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003)
[Book] Dohan, Edith H. 1942. Italic Tomb-Groups in the University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 8, no. 8, pl. III
[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. 44
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