The Cerberus from Greek mythology was a three headed chimera beast that is said to be the guardian of the underworld. This magnificent Ancient Greek hoplite shield is a hand crafted, hand carved shield modeled after the exact measured specifications from museum held shields from Ancient Greece (35” diameter). Made of premium poplar wood and covered entirely in 100% Genuine veg tanned leather and hand painted by world renowned hyper realist artist Peter Perlegas. The Cerberus is modeled after exact paintings found on Ancient Greek vases also found in modern day museums at the MET in NYC and Athens Greece. The rim is also covered in leather and has a raised Greek key design that has gloss metallic chrome gold finish. The back of the shield is covered in black felt and contains a polished brass arm guard and finished with brass rings and red ropes with tassels. A one of a kind original piece of art.