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.
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.