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The slender figure, of a warrior (heavy infantryman) of the Classical period, is striding forward, right arm raised. The features are crudely modeled. The helmet has a very large, decorated crest and upturned cheekpieces. The cuirass is of a very rudimentary form, and is incised. A double row...

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By date unknown: Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes Collection; gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, February 11, 1952

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Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

Italic, perhaps Etruscan, Classical Period, around 475–450 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 191; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 121 (additional published references).

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The Ancient World