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.
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.