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 mounted on the back of a chariot. It was probably made of either bronze or iron.

This is a spiky shield which probably was made out of bronze or iron.

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

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

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