Greek Bronze Ankle Guard

 

Greek Bronze Ankle Guard

An ancient Greek bronze ankle guard of anatomical form contoured to the back of the ankle, protecting the length of the Achilles tendon.

Ca. 6th - 5th century BC.
Height: 10 3/4 in. (27 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; previously in the collection of Axel Guttmann inv. no. AG127, (1944-2001), Berlin, 1980's.

Inv#: 7193

$3,500

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