5 December 2012
AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE WARRIOR
UMBRIA, CIRCA SECOND HALF OF THE 5TH CENTURY B.C.
The elongated figure standing with his left leg advanced, his right arm raised, holding a now-missing spear, wearing a high-crested helmet, the plumes incised, the torso flat, wearing a cuirass with a belt and a flaring hem, adorned with stippling on the front and incisions on the back, the pleated tunic projecting below, exposing his genitalia, tenons below the feet
7 13/16 in. (19.8 cm.) high
Acquired by the current owner's father, New York, prior to 1980.
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For a similar example see no. 140 in Chamay, The Art of the Italic Peoples from 3000 to 300 BC.
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