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).


Height: 15 cm (5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



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

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes