This greave for the right leg has crescent-shaped grooves to outline the large muscle of the calf. There is a hole at the top center, for suspension. Yellow ("Tiber") patina, cleaned.
By date unknown: said to have been found near Bologna with objects 61.375, 61.376, 61.378, and 61.379; by 1960: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland;May 10, 1961: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G. for $ 1400- (this is the total price of 61.375-61.379).
Classical Department Purchase Fund in memory of Miss Grace Nelson
Italic, Late Archaic Period, about 510–480 B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 587; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126 (additional published references).
Height: 44 cm (17 5/16 in.)
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