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Bronze cuirass (breastplate)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
7th or 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Overall: 20 1/16 x 15 1/2in. (51 x 39.4cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1909
Accession Number:
09.41
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
Front and back piece, hinged together. The surface of both pieces are elaborately embossed with circular knobs and rows of dots, imitating the male anatomy in a stylized manner.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 1565, pp. 420-21, New York: Gilliss Press.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1933. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. pp. 84, 86, fig. 1087, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1941. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. pp. 84, 86, fig. 1087, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 5.27a, pp. 163-5, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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