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Pair of bronze greaves

Period:
Late Classical
Date:
4th century B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
length (.12): 20 1/8in. (51.1cm)
length (.13): 20 1/16in. (50.9cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1922
Accession Number:
22.139.12, .13
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
Used to protect the shins, they show the calf muscles rendered by deep grooves.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1924. "Greek and Roman Bronzes: Recent Acquisitions." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 19(3): p. 69.

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

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