Bronze cuirass (body armor)

Greek, Apulian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 155

The cuirass was the major element of a Greek warrior's panoply. This one is considerably later than most of the objects in this gallery, as indicated by its articulation. It also illustrates how much body armor has in common with sculpture. The front and back plates of a cuirass typically provide sensitive renderings of the male torso.

#1057. Bronze cuirass (body armor)

Bronze cuirass (body armor), Bronze, Greek, Apulian

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