London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
A GREEK BRONZE CUIRASS AND PAIR OF GREAVES
6TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.
The muscled cuirass with naturalistically modelled breastplate with copper nipples, attachment rings on shoulders and one side, similar backplate, each with remains of hinged fastenings, circa 4th Century B.C., 18½ in. (47 cm.) high max.; the greaves with elaborate foliate motifs below the knees, vertical snakes and spirals defining the calf muscles, each with ancient repairs including two riveted plates with raised dots around the perimeter, restored, 6th Century B.C., 16½ in. (42 cm.) high (4)
Acquired in the late 1980s/early 1990s, Krefeld.
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