Bronze warrior


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 151

The beautiful naked warrior originally held a spear in his raised hand, and probably a shield with his other arm. He is characterized by a small head, a massive neck, and a flat chest. His long legs and the shape of his broad chest are reminiscent of Minoan art conventions. The sculpture was most likely made by a Cretan artist.

The warrior stands on a base fastened with dowels to a thinner sheet of bronze. This evidence indicates that the figure belonged to a tripod cauldron, a three-legged deep bowl, and probably stood next to one of the large ring handles.

Bronze warrior, Bronze, Greek

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