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The bronze warrior is from the lid of a cista or the top of a decorative candelabrum, and depicts a heavy- infantryman of the Hellenistic period. He wears a round helmet which has lost its crest, a composite corselet (body armor) with large shoulder doublings and a double row of pterges at the...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Horace L. Mayer Collection (acquired in Florence); gift of Horace L. Mayer to MFA, December 11, 1958

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Italic, perhaps Etruscan, Hellenistic Period, 3rd century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 193.

Dimensions

Height: 11 cm (4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

58.1281

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture