Western Asiatic Pair of Bronze Umbo Shields
This Western Asiatic pair of bronze umbo shields is a remarkable piece of ancient art that dates back to ca 1600 - 1800 BC and would be a unique addition to any collection of ancient artefacts.
These shields were used primarily for defensive purposes in battles and were designed to protect the user from enemy attacks but also used for ceremonial purposes. The intricate design and detailed craftsmanship of these shields are a testament to the advanced metallurgical technology of the Bactrian empire. These shields provide a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the time.
Provenance: Private UK collection; from an old London collection formed in the 1990s.
This item comes with a COA and has been examined by a Dr of Archaeology, University of Oxford, alongside his vetting team, who in their professional opinion find the item to be authentic.
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