8 June 2004
AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE WARRIOR
UMBRIAN, CIRCA MID 5TH CENTURY B.C.
Wearing a high-crested helmet with the cheek-pieces upturned, his cuirass with shoulder flaps and a belt, the short skirt layered, exposing his genitals below, his high greaves covering his knees, standing with his left leg advanced and turned out, the right arm raised, once wielding a spear, the left arm extended and lowered before him, perhaps once holding a shield
9 7/16 in. (24 cm.) high
Musée Lafaille, La Rochelle, France, acquired in the 19th century.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1991 (Art of the Ancient World, vol. VI, part 2, no. 26).
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