Pair of Greek Bronze Ankle Guards

Pair of Greek Bronze Ankle Guards

A pair of ancient Italic Greek bronze ankle guards of anatomical form contoured to the length of the Achilles tendon.

Ca. 4th - 3rd century BC.
Height: 5 1/2 in. (24 cm).

Greaves and ankle guards were designed to conform to and protect the lower legs in battle.

Cf. Metropolitan Museum of Art, inv. nos. 1982.11.5-6.

Formerly in the collection of Gilles Grimm, France.

Inv#: 7191

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