Inv. n°: MMoCA602

Bronze Villanovan Shield

Of domed circular form with small strap handle riveted to the centre-back, the front ornamented in relief with a central raised disk and encircled by concentric bands of small and large bosses alternate.

ø 19 cm

8th century BC



  • Summa Galleries, Los Angeles, 1979
  • Sotheby's, lot 187
  • Sotheby's NY, Herbert Hunt Sale, New York, 19th June 1990, lot 18
  • Christie's London, Axel Guttmann sale, 28th April 2004, lot 55
  • Acquired at Phoenix Ancient Art, New York, 1st November 2010


  • Wealth of the Ancient World, Forth Worth, 1983, no. 18
  • Christie's, Axel Guttmann Sale, London, 28th April 2004, lot 55
  • Sotheby's, Nelson Hunt & William Hunt Collections, USA, 19th June 1990, lot 18
  • Summa Galleries, Los Angeles, USA, 1979, cat. 5, no. 41
  • Nice Matin, France, May 2015, no. 24520, p. 35
  • M. Burns, "Graeco-Italic Militaria" in M. Merrony (ed.), Mougins Museum of Classical Art, France, 2011, p. 185, fig. 1


  • Wealth of the Ancient World, Kimbemm Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, 1983 — 1983
  • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), Mougins, France, from June 2011

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