Lot 3647

An Etruscan bronze shield boss, 7th century B.C.

Works of Art, Antiquities | A83kua | Live auction | 712 Lots


Flat round bronze disc, which probably originally decorated an antique shield. In the middle a small hemisphere which is fixed with a pin. At the edges small round fixing holes, partly with the remains of iron nails, and a small semicircular recess for snapping in. Two larger rectangular holes resulting from large square nails (later consecration in a sanctuary or tropaion?). Beautiful dark green patina. At the edges traces of corrosion of the antique bezel. Scratches on the front. Diameter 23.4 cm. Thickness about 0.2 cm. Weight 331 g.

Provenance: From a private collection in the Netherlands.

Condition: II - III Questions about the lot?

General Information

The auction includes 712 lots and starts on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 3001 - 3712. The pre-sale viewing will take place from Oct. 18 - 21 and Oct. 28 - 31, 2020 from 2 to 6 pm (CET). However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Bring your favourite breathing mask! Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll update it as soon as the situation changes.