Italic, perhaps Etruscan
around 475–450 B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 191; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 121 (additional published references).
Height: 15 cm (5 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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 of short pteryges and an under-tunic show below the lower border of the cuirass. The left arm, right hand and the spear held in the right hand are missing. The legs are broken off above the knees. Olive green patina with spots of light green corrosion.
By date unknown: Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes Collection; gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, February 11, 1952
Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes