Greek Crescent Shield with Holy Grail Chalice Design
This is a unique Greek crescent shield with a chalice or "Holy Grail" design painted over a gleaming metallic gold background. This design is historically accurate; it decorated ancient Greek/Athenian shields around 520 BC, although (of course) its meaning was not yet associated with the Christian Grail. This shield's border is striped with black and burnished bronze. The shield's body is made out of a 1/2" thick smooth composite wood (which is considerably stronger than plywood). The points of the shield have also been reinforced with a second layer of 1/4" thick supports to ensure they do not get damaged from use. Dual leather straps are used to secure the arm along the back. The shield has also been applied with several coats of varnish to further protect and preserve it from wear. It measures about 32 inches in width.
Please note that all of our shields are individually crafted, and are made one at a time. Nothing else comes close to the quality or authenticity of every shield. As this shield is a Made to Order item, please allow an extra 7 to 10 days for it to be constructed and painted.