Setting: late Archaic, Persian wars, Aegean 7th-5thc BC
Object: ὅπλον, ἀσπίς shield
* Museum of Fine Arts > Art of the Ancient World
Archaic period, about 550-500 B.C.
Bronze (over a modern-day wooden core)
The Greek shield (hoplon) was made of wood with bronze attached. The foot soldier (hoplite) would have put his forearm through a large central bronze loop and grasped a leather strap running through small bronze loops." ...