Inv. n°: MMoCA417

Villanovan Bronze Votive Shield

Shield plate decorated with concentric circles of boss ornaments and embossments, the circles close to the centre divided into four sections by ornamental stripes arranged in a cross shape. On the inside a riveted bronze strap handle (length 6 cm) as well as a ring with amulet (length 5 cm) in form of a stylised human figure.

Ø 19 cm

8th-7th century BC



  • Ex Axel Guttmann Collection (R101), Berlin, acquired in Paris in 1994
  • Acquired at Hermann Historica, Auction 58, Munich, 7th October 2009, lot 184


  • Hermann Historica, Auction 58, Munich, 7th October 2009, lot 184
  • M. Burns, "Graeco-Italic Militaria" in M. Merrony (ed.), Mougins Museum of Classical Art, France, 2011, p. 185, fig. 2


  • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), Mougins, France, from June 2011

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