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Disc, possibly a Shield Boss

Artist Culture
Italic
Period
Orientalizing period, c.700–c.600 BC
Date
7th–early 6th century BC
Material
Bronze
Possibly from
Vetulonia, Tuscany, Italy, Europe
Classification
Arms & armor, metalwork
Current Location
On View, Gallery 259
Dimensions
diameter: 12 7/8 in. (32.7 cm)
Credit Line
Museum Purchase
Rights
Public Domain
Object Number
51:1922
by 1919 - 1922
C. & E. Canessa Antiquaires, New York, NY, USA [1]

1922 -
Saint Louis Art Museum, purchased from C. & E. Canessa Antiquaires [2]


Notes:
This disk and two others in the Museum's collection (52:1922 and 53:1922) share the same provenance.

[1] The disk is illustrated in a 1919 catalog of C. & E. Canessa Antiquaires ["Illustrated Catalogue of the Canessa Collection of Rare and Valuable Objects of Art of the Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Gothic, and Renaissance Periods," New York: Privately Printed for C. & E. Canessa Antiquaires, 1919, no. 20].

[2] Bill of sale, April 11, 1922 [SLAM document files]. Minutes of the Administrative Board of Control of the City Art Museum, April 11, 1922.
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