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Bronze greave (shin guard)
4th century B.C.
width 4 7/8in. (12.4cm)
length 15 3/4in. (40cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan P. Rosen, 1991
The uppermost part of the greave, where it widens to cover the knee, is often decorated with a figural motif. The gorgoneion (Gorgon's face) is particularly appropriate in view of its round shape and power to transfix the enemy.
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