Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Bronze statuette of a warrior

5th century B.C.
H.: 6 11/16 in. (17 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1896
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
The small warrior strides forward, brandishing a bent spear held in his right hand. His left arm is lowered and held beside his thigh; perhaps originally, he held a shield in his left hand. He wears an incised crested helmet with raised cheek- pieces, a breastplate, and greaves decorated with spiral patterns. A tang extends from the bottom of each foot, indicating that the statuette was originally mounted on a wooden or clay base.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 163, p. 98, New York: Gilliss Press.

Richardson, Emeline. 1983. Etruscan Votive Bronzes: Geometric, Orientalizing, Archaic. no. 4 (Group 3B), p. 185, Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 5.9, pp. 150, 321, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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