8 June 2004
AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE WARRIOR
CIRCA 470-450 B.C.
Armed in a Phrygian helmet and high greaves, standing with his left leg slightly advanced, wearing a short tunic, the collar and hem with an incised border, pleated along his hips revealing his buttocks and the form of his body, his arms bent at the elbow with the now-missing forearms extended forward, the oval face with large almond-shaped eyes, the lips pursed into a slight smile, his hair falling in a single mass to the shoulders, the individual waves incised, the high, forward-curving helmet with the cheek-pieces upturned, the neck-guard flanged, tenons below the feet for insertion
6½ in. (14.5 cm.) high excluding tenons
with Galerie Orient-Occident, Paris.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1992.
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For a related example of a warrior armed in an Athenian helmet and cuirass see no. 97 in Haynes, Etruscan Bronzes.
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