London, South Kensington
7 October 2010
AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE WARRIOR
UMBRIA, CIRCA 450-400 B.C.
Striding forward with left leg advanced, with right arm raised holding a spear, wearing a high crested Attic helmet with incised cross-hatched decoration and dotted plumes, the cheek pieces raised up, the cuirass edged with spiralling circles and tongues, the tunic showing beneath
5¼ in. (13.4 cm.) high
Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, December 1996, lot 168.
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Cf. S. Cassani (ed.), The Art of the Italic Peoples from 3000-300 B.C., Geneva, 1993, pp. 242-3, no. 138.
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