Repoussé is a metalwork technique which involves shaping very thin, malleable metal from the reverse, in order to create a design in low relief. It was a technique used widely to shape metals in ancient civilisations.
Bronze Age Shield Boss
A scutiform shield boss, domed on the obverse with decorative repousseé bands of ridges and bumps. The boss has a piercing towards the edge for attachment, and its reverse is concave with a central fixing loop.
Period: Bronze Age
Condition: Very fine condition. Complete with a very slight edge tear around the piercing; reverse with accretions.