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Mirror shield Perseus

This Mirror shield Perseus is inspired by the interpretation from the famous movie Clash of the Titans from the year 1981. It is a fully functional version for practical use in LAPR, theatre or film production. The inner side of the domed round shield is covered with polished stainless steel plate, which serves as a mirror.

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1 166,00 €
963,64 € excl. VAT

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Product description

Mirror shield Perseus

  • Overall diameter approx. 66 cm (26 ")
  • Height of dome approx. 8.9 cm (3.5 ")
  • The shield body is made from 1.5mm thick brass sheet
  • Weight approx. 7,5 kg
  • A hand-hammered eagle-application from copper is riveted on the outer side of the shield
  • The double-fluted edge of the shield is decorated with a series of small riveted copper plates
  • The handles are decorated with brass discs and wrapped in hemp rope
  • The Mirror shield Perseus is equipped with a leather strap for wearing over the shoulder

From the greek Mythology

When Perseus was grown, Polydectes came to fall in love with the beautiful Danaë. Perseus believed Polydectes was less than honourable, and protected his mother from him; then Polydectes plotted to send Perseus away in disgrace. He held a large banquet where each guest was expected to bring a gift. Polydectes requested that the guests bring horses, under the pretense that he was collecting contributions for the hand of Hippodamia, "tamer of horses". Perseus had no horse to give, so he asked Polydectes to name the gift; he would not refuse it. Polydectes held Perseus to his rash promise and demanded the head of the only mortal Gorgon, Medusa, whose eyes turned people to stone.

Athena instructed Perseus to find the Hesperides, who were entrusted with weapons needed to defeat the Gorgon. From the Hesperides he received a knapsack (kibisis) to safely contain Medusa's head. Zeus gave him an adamantine sword (a Harpe) and Hades' helm of darkness to hide. Hermes lent Perseus winged sandals to fly, while Athena gave him a polished mirror shield. Perseus then proceeded to the Gorgons' cave.

In the cave he came upon the sleeping Medusa. By viewing Medusa's reflection in his polished mirror shield, he safely approached and cut off her head. From her neck sprang Pegasus ("he who sprang") and Chrysaor ("sword of gold"), the result of Poseidon and Medusa's meeting. The other two Gorgons pursued Perseus, but, wearing his helm of darkness, he escaped.

Included in these categories: Ancients shields, Scutum, Medieval spherical shields

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  • 1
    21.11.2015
    Kevin

    I saw Clash of the Titans when I was a kid and I had always wanted, but never seen, the real shield that Perseus uses in the 1981 version of the film. Having seen the quality of the other shields produced by this company I asked if a replica of this shield was possible. I sent stills and videos I took with my phone of the shield from the movie for reference and gave the dimensions that I had saved from reading online websites about the props used in the film. I also looked at the information in Cinefex Magazine #5 from July 1981 for reference. To my amazement they crafted the MOST AMAZING SHIELD I HAVE EVER SEEN, a realization of a childhood fantasy! The details on the shield are made out of real metal!!! They added a very nice leather strap to carry the shield as well! I almost feel not worthy of such an incredibly crafted product! It is expensive but you definitely get what you pay for and they went above and beyond to deliver the product quickly and safely, excellent packing job! Note, it took many months to produce this shield, but they will send you email updates if the product takes longer than anticipated. In the end I am completely satisfied, no where have I seen better craftsmanship on a shield like this, I think its actually better than the one in the movie! THANK YOU Outfit4Eevents staff, JOB WELL DONE!!!

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