Reproduction Shield

A reproduction shield with carinated boss

A reproduction shield based on examples from Gokstad and Trelleborg. The face is covered with linen, based on traces of linen found on the reverse of a shield boss at Cumwhitton, Cumbria. The rim was covered in wet, stretched rawhide which was allowed to shrink and dry in place. The iron, carinated boss is a type that is common on Viking Age sites in England and Scandinavia

Ascribed Culture

Original/Reproduction

Reproduction

Material

Collection

Viking Objects

Current Location

Private Ownership

Keywords

Cumwhitton, Great_army, iron, linen, rawhide, reproduction, shield, warfare, weapons, wood

Further information

You can see the original at Private Ownership.

Acknowledgements

Made by Adam Parsons of Blueaxe Reproductions