Greek Bronze Greaves

 

Greek Bronze Greaves

A pair of ancient Greek bronze hoplite ankle guards or greaves of anatomical form contoured to the length of the Achilles tendon, perforated twice on each side to accommodate laces.

Ca. 550-400 BC.
Height: 10 1/4 in. (26 cm).

cf.: Metropolitan Museum of Art, inv. no.1975.211.2, and 1982.11.5-6.

Formerly in a E. S. collection, Berlin; previously in the H. B. collection, Germany.

Inv#: 6278

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