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Figurine of a Warrior

Location

CENTRAL ITALY

Era

7th-1st c. B.C.E.

Culture

Etruscan

Title

Figurine of a Warrior

Date

Late 5th c. B.C.E.

Materials

Bronze

Dimensions

12 x 5 x 5.5 cm

Credits

Gift of F. Cleveland Morgan, inv. 1960.Dm.1

Collection

Archeology and World Cultures

This bronze figure representing a warrior or a god of war is most likely Etruscan. The figure is missing a spear that would have been held in the right hand, and the breastplate decoration is reminiscent of armour typically made of bronze in the fifth century. The figure, probably a votive object to be offered as a gift in a temple or sanctuary, retains the very particular stylistic qualities of Etruscan bronze artistic production, even though commerce would have brought goods and craftspeople from Greece and further afield into Etruria.

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