Pair of bronze greaves, Bronze, Etruscan

Pair of bronze greaves

Period:
Late Classical
Date:
ca. 4th century B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 19 7/8 in. (50.5 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number:
04.27.1, .2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
Greaves were used to protect the shins, modeled to fit the lower legs. Deep grooves on the sides indicate calf muscles.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. nos. 1588-89, pp. 425-27, 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. 82, 87, fig. 102, 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. 82, 87, fig. 102, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 5.30a, p. 168, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.