Shields

The Assyrians used shields made out of many different materials such as bronze, wicker and hide.

 
This is a metal shield with spikes and a lion's head on its front.

This shield is covered with spikes and hung from the back of a chariot. It was probably made of bronze or iron.

This is an Assyrian shield made of wickerwork. It is held together by metal bands. Shields like this may have been lined with hide to make them stronger.

This is an Assyrian shield made of wickerwork. It is held together by metal bands. Shields like this may have been lined with hide to make them stronger.

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