A VILLANOVAN BRONZE "CEREMONIAL" SHIELD
Circa 8th Century B.C.
Embossed with two bands of running stylized horses interspersed with spirals, between bands of small bosses, with ridged perimeter and central tondo, central handgrip on reverse.56.1 cmPublished:H. Born and S. Hansen, Helme and Waffen Alteuropas: Sammlung Axel Guttman, IX, Mainz, 2001, pp. 81-84, pls. 66 and XVII (AG 1089).Provenance:Acquired in 1984, Freiburg.