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Bronze greave (shin guard)

Period:
Classical
Date:
5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
length 16 3/8in. (41.6cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1076
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 155
Greaves were a standard part of a Greek warrior's armor. The tiny holes around the edges secured a lining of leather or fabric.
Perhaps found at Elis

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 1590, p. 426, New York: Gilliss Press.

Moore, Mary B. 2013. "Herakles Takes Aim: A Rare Attic Black-Figured Neck-Amphora Attributed to the Princeton Painter." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 48: p. 51, n. 20.

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